January 21, 2000 Symposium, Occidental College - Los Angeles
Last May, New Schools / Better Neighborhoods (NSBN) successfully
sponsored a symposium at the Getty Center which brought together
over 150 local, regional, State and national leaders to explore
how to better site, design, and build schools in Southern California,
and ultimately, to define a 21st Century vision for new school
facilities in urban areas. The January 21, 2000 symposium at Occidental
College was intended as a follow up symposium to provide updates
on the initiative's progress, discuss what had been learned, and
determine what challenges remained.
The symposium included the following:
- NSBN Progress Report
Learn about community engagement models for siting new schools,
successful joint-use projects, and the relationship between
instruction and facilities.
- Remaining Challenges
A group of experts will present their findings on the challenges
of site selection, environmental issues, funding, project management,
etc. to successfully build new school facilities
- Working Sessions
We will discuss critical information on regulatory reform recommendations,
best practices for joint use of school facilities, coordination
between facilities planning and school curriculum, and press
coverage of educational issues.
- Implementing the Vision
A variety of elected officials will be present to consider how
to convert these efforts into a more concrete reality.
For more details see the symposium program.