November City Impact Lab: Kevin Keller on City Planning

by | Nov 11, 2019 | City Impact Lab, Uncategorized | 0 comments

On November 7th, Kevin Keller, Executive Officer at LA City Planning, joined us to speak about his approach to large-scale planning and the tactics he uses to manage city-wide projects. We then led a workshop that explored the largest goals of attendees and the tactics they use to achieve such daunting challenges. We ultimately asked each table to work together and come up with the single most important tactic to achieving large goals, and they produced these five responses:


  1. Understand the whole system and know the distinctive roles
  2. Work to do something, consistently, every day
  3. Just start – it’s easier to steer a moving vehicle than a still one
  4. Don’t do “no.” Don’t give up or take “no” for an answer
  5. Disrupt with a vision for sustainable impact