Future of Housing: From COVID-19 to New Urbanism to Affordable Housing
With Los Angeles facing a housing crisis in the midst of a global health crisis, the need for innovation in housing is urgent. This panel covered some of the most exciting innovations in the housing space and discussed what we expect housing to look like in 20 years. From modular and 3D printed homes, to housing design that promotes health and wellness, to green buildings that help mitigate the impacts of climate change, there are many innovations to celebrate.
This event was in partnership with The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
The Future of Work, Part II: American Factory
Participant Media’s Impact Producer, Heriselda Begaj-Viotti, and Faculty Chairman and Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs, Sanjay Sood, discussed the 2020 Academy Award-winning documentary: American Factory, which documents the revitalization of one long-shuttered factory in Dayton, Ohio. The film provides a startling glimpse into the global economic realignment playing out in towns and cities across the country — and the world. American Factory is currently distributed through Netflix with a 96% Rotten Tomatoes rating, and is the first film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions.
The Future of Food
Seth Goldman, co-founder of Eat the Change, PLNT Burger and Honest Tea, and chair of the board of Beyond Meat, in conversation with Dr. Jennifer Walske, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations, on the future of food, including how we can balance the needs of our population and the health of our planet through more sustainable food consumption practices.
The Future of Work: From COVID-19 to Automation to Artificial Intelligence
This panel — moderated by Professor Terry Kramer, faculty director of the Easton Technology Management Center, and including Eleni Kounalakis, California’s first female lieutenant governor; Elana Zeide, PULSE Fellow in Artificial Intelligence, Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law; and Matt Plummer, VP of product strategy at ZipRecruiter — explored how work is being shaped in the near term by COVID-19, as well as over the longer term by automation and artificial intelligence. The panel discussion was followed by a Q&A.