Dr. Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, FAAP

Built Environment & Public Health

December 4, 2014

Dr. Jackson is Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA.  A pediatrician, Dr. Jackson lectures on many issues, particularly those related to built environment and health. He co-authored two books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health in 2004 and Making Healthy Places in 2011. He is host of a 2012 public television series Designing Healthy Communities.

Dr. Arthur C. Nelson, FAICP

Changing Demographics & Preferences

January 22, 2015

Dr. Nelson is Professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he is also Associate Dean for Research. Dr. Nelson will share insights into the future of the metropolitan region by showing how economic, demographic, and preference changes are reshaping the housing market.

Michael J Berne

Psycho-graphic, Socioeconomic, & Ethnic “Niche” Markets

February 9, 2015

Mr. Berne is one of foremost experts on urban retail, with a particular strength in identifying and understanding ethnic, socioeconomic and psycho-graphic “niche” markets. He undertakes market analyses, devises tenanting strategies and spearheads recruitment efforts. Recent projects are San Francisco’s Castro/Upper Market District, Downtown Brooklyn, and Downtown Berkeley.


Jeffrey Tumlin

Sustainable Transportation

March 26, 2015

Jeffrey Tumlin is an owner and sustainability practice leader of Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates.  His major development projects have succeeded in reducing their traffic and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%, and accommodated many millions of square feet of growth with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic.


DW Ferrell

Localism: Local Merchants, Food, & Schools

April 27, 2015

With a background in strategic marketing, community planning, coding and design, Localism combines Mr. Ferrell’s passions and gives him an opportunity to help highlight independent merchants, musicians, and culture to promote Long Beach as a place to live, work and visit.