Zócalo’s latest exercise in devil’s advocacy asks Is L.A. Mobile Enough to Be a Global City? Never mind that L.A. invented skateboarding — now we have to worry about keeping up with monorails in Tokyo and North Haverbrook, as well as London’s alluring double-decker buses. LADOT general manager Seleta Reynolds, CicLAVia’s Aaron Paley and Columbia sociologist Saskia Sassen discuss whether making L.A. easier to navigate could possibly make people more aware it exists. The 45-minute discussion will be followed by a Q&A and a reception brimming with free drinks, at which point people can ask panelists about things such as potholes and flying cars. MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Wed., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.; free. (213) 626-6222, moca.org. —David Cotner
Wed., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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