Speakers

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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William Chun

Senior Director of Economic Development
Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

This discussion will explore what social, commercial, and environmental factors shape the development of clusters of creativity and what cities can do to foster the right conditions for creativity and innovation. Moderated by Price Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, this panel will feature innovators from multiple fields working in Downtown LA. Speakers include William Chun, Senior Director of Economic Development for Mayor Eric Garcetti and Tyler Stonebreaker, CEO of Creative Spaces.

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Tyler Stonebreaker

CEO
Creative Space

This discussion will explore what social, commercial, and environmental factors shape the development of clusters of creativity and what cities can do to foster the right conditions for creativity and innovation. Moderated by Price Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, this panel will feature innovators from multiple fields working in Downtown LA. Speakers include William Chun, Senior Director of Economic Development for Mayor Eric Garcetti and Tyler Stonebreaker, CEO of Creative Spaces.

MODERATOR

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Elizabeth Currid- Halkett

Professor
James Irvine Chair in Urban & Regional Planning

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is professor and James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. She teaches courses in economic development and urban policy and planning. Her research is in economic development with a particular focus on art and culture research. She is the author of The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art and Music Drive New York City (Princeton University Press 2007) and Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity (Faber & Faber/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). Currid-Halkett’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, the Economist, the New Yorker, and the Times Literary Supplement, among others. She has contributed to a variety of academic and mainstream publications including the Journal of Economic Geography, Annals of the Association of American Geography, Economic Development Quarterly, the Journal of the American Planning Association, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review and the Times of London. Currid-Halkett received her PhD from Columbia University.