On Wednesday 2/10/16 I got the privilege to take a tour of Leimert Park Village with the Dale Prize Winners Lisa Bates and Hector Verdugo. We did not get a chance to walk around the whole community, but we were however able to talk a little about each groups project the students have been working on. It was a great opportunity to have a little group discussion with the Dale Prize winners and get their input on planning. It was interesting to hear Hector’s story on Boyle Heights and how much it has changed throughout his time living there. They both had much to say while on the tour and even though Hector does not have a planning background, he was engaged just as much as Dr. Bates if not more. Overall I believe the tour was a success and it was wonderful to see other students engaging as well.