"CityLab: Making L.A." Explores Los Angeles Culture and Industry, September 29

Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. (August 25, 2014)—Los Angeles’ cultural and industry leaders will convene for “CityLab: Making L.A.,” an event bringing together fashion, cuisine, and design on Monday, September 29, at 7:30PM at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. As part of the CityLab summit on urban issues and ideas presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, “CityLab: Making L.A.” will feature Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and famed chef and entrepreneur Roy Choi, whose food truck inspired the film Chef. Tickets to the program, which start at $50 ($20 for students), are available now at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.

“CityLab: Making L.A.,” presented with local partner Los Angeles Magazine, will spotlight the next generation of Angelenos putting their city on the map. In addition to Mayor Garcetti and Chef Choi, the evening will feature Caruso Affiliated Founder and CEO Rick Caruso in conversation with Los Angeles County Museum of Art Executive Director Michael Govan on the transformative power of place-making and design. Paige Denim Founder and CEO Paige Adams-Geller, and Golden Road Brewery Founder and CEO Meg Gill will also discuss what it takes to build a brand in L.A. Editors from The Atlantic and Los Angeles Magazine will moderate conversations throughout the evening.

“CityLab: Making L.A.” is part of the second annual “CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges,” a multiday summit September 29-30 in Los Angeles focused on ideas and solutions for global cities. CityLab, presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, brings together the people who are creating the cities of the future—practitioners, planners, architects, artists, economists, urban scholars, and other civic leaders—to discuss emerging trends and share best practices for common challenges. The event will span multiple venues in LA and will incorporate field trips to iconic city landmarks—from the LA River to downtown Hollywood—that serve as urban case studies.

Media interested in obtaining credentials for “CityLab: Making L.A.” and/or the larger CityLab summit should contact the press leads below.

The presenting level underwriters for CityLab are General Motors, Hitachi, HP, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. McKinsey & Company is a knowledge underwriter. CH2M HILL is a supporting level under. The J. Paul Getty Trust, Palantir, and UCLA are contributing level underwriters.

About the Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

About The Atlantic
Since its founding in 1857 as a magazine about “the American Idea” that would be of “no party or clique,” The Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in journalism. One of the first magazines to launch on the Web in the early 1990s, The Atlantic has continued to help shape the national debate across print, digital, and event platforms. With its news- and opinion-tracking site, TheWire.com, and CityLab.com on global cities, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times—from politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Washington, D.C.–based publisher Atlantic Media.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2013, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $452 million. For more information on the philanthropy, please visit bloomberg.org or follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @BloombergDotOrg.