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Urban planning in Los Angeles is topic, March 29

University Trustee José Huizar, a member of the Los Angeles City Council, will speak on the city's planning initiatives at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in 16 Robertson Hall.

"Planning in Los Angeles: Building Schools, Constructing Housing and Revitalizing the L.A. River" is the title of the talk by Huizar, who earned his master's in public affairs and urban and regional planning from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1994.

Huizar was elected to the Los Angeles City Council in November 2005 after serving two terms as president of the board of education for the Los Angeles Unified School District. During his tenure, he oversaw plans to build more than 160 new schools within eight years, the largest school construction program in the nation's history.

Huizar, an attorney, also has worked for several private law firms and the Los Angeles city attorney's office and has been a member of the East Los Angeles Planning Commission.

The lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School and the Office of Graduate Career Services.

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