A.UD IDEAS Lecture Series: City of LA

UCLA IDEAs Lecture Series: February 3, 2015
City of Los Angeles: A City of the Future

Peter Marx, Chief Innovation Technology Officer

Appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti as the City’s first Chief Innovation Technology Officer, Peter Marx is working on using technology to deliver better city services, on supporting the economic development of the tech industry, and on building technology strategies for use in the City government. Marx formerly worked at Qualcomm, Universal Studios, Electronic Arts, and Mattel.

Los Angeles is rapidly evolving with profound implications for residents, visitors, and businesses. We will explore how the City is leading us into the future through open data, emerging technologies,new public transportation, and widespread innovation.

The City of Los Angeles is famous across the world for its creativity, its innovations, and its challenges.


The IDEAS Lecture Series charts a dynamic new future for architecture by engaging speakers from a broad range of disciplines. The series looks beyond the field’s traditional boundaries and explores topics arising from unexpected quarters—entertainment, automotive, aerospace, and tech industries—in order to explore rapidly emerging new technologies, possibilities for interdisciplinary growth, and the role of Los Angeles in the evolution of architecture. The Architecture and Urban Design IDEAS Lecture Series is generously supported by Paul and Herta Amir.


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