#LA2050Listens is a series of community conversations led by local organizations to solicit feedback on LA2050 from a broad and representative group of Angelenos. With an open call for proposals, we asked local organizations to submit ideas on how they would engage their community around the LA2050 goals and reports.

Thirty organizations have launched public engagement events about the future of Los Angeles. These events were conducted in English, Spanish, and Tagalog, reflecting our region’s cultural diversity. Engagement methods ranged from community conversations over basket weaving to a storytelling summit at MacArthur Park, a “sidewalk engagement” session, and even a radio show where Angelenos were able to chat live and discuss their vision for the future of LA.

  • 30,000 Angelenos engaged
  • 30 events from Central LA to the San Fernando Valley
  • $5,000 each to execute an event of their choice

Examples of Engagement

LA Commons hosted a storytelling summit at MacArthur Park in which youth interviewed Angelenos on their vision for the future of Los Angeles

From Lot To Spot hosted a "sidewalk engagement" session, aka a block party on the goals and participants were able to create visuals of their vision for the future of Los Angeles!

Downtown Women’s Center hosted an interactive ideation session with members of the Skidrow community and local organizers

railLA hosted Expo Explorers, in which Angelenos explored and reflected on the goals through visiting various areas of Los Angeles by riding the Expo line

Kchung & Thank You For Coming hosted a radio session where Angelenos were able to chat live and discuss their vision for the future of Los Angeles!

2015 #LA2050Listens Grantees

2014 #LA2050Listens Grantees

  • Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Art of Leadership, University of Southern California
  • Central American Resource Center of California
  • Downtown Women’s Center
  • Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
  • filmanthropos
  • From Lot to Spot
  • Heart of Los Angeles
  • KCHUNG and Thank You For Coming
  • LA Commons
  • LA-Más
  • LA River Revitalization Corporation
  • LA Streetsblog
  • Los Angeles Walks
  • LIFT Los Angeles
  • railLA
  • T.R.U.S.T. South LA
  • The Hub LA
  • USAC Office of the President
  • Violence Prevention Coalition