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City Throws a Party. Press Throws a Fit. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.

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Streetblog LA talked with David Sloane about the importance of public civic events.

And while the press is focused on the politics of the event, breathlessly wondering whether or not Eric Garcetti will attend, they’re missing the point. It’s not just cool that the City is throwing a party in Grand Park, it’s actually good policy, too.

“It’s really important,” said David Sloane, professor at the USC Price School of Public Policy. “I believe that civic events, social events, that break down silos and bring together residents of a city play an enormous role in creating relationships and making people realize the kinds of relationships they have in the city.”

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