Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina

The Beach Is the Ultimate Town Plaza

Serge Dedina is the mayor of Imperial Beach, the southernmost city in California, and the co-founder and executive director of WILDCOAST, a nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems. He is the author of three books, most recently Surfing the Border. Before joining the third event in the Zócalo/University of Toronto The World We Want series, “How Do Our Cities Prepare for the Post-Apocalypse?,” Dedina chatted in the green room about his incredibly complicated breakfast smoothie, his favorite gray whale encounter, and why performing with his punk …

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Urban Studies Theorist Richard Florida | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Urban Studies Theorist Richard Florida

The First Thing I Do in a New City Is Take a Nap

Richard Florida is an urban studies theorist, the co-founder of CityLab, a senior editor at the Atlantic, and a professor at the University of Toronto. Before serving as a panelist …

Sports Reporter Lindsay Gibbs | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Sports Reporter Lindsay Gibbs

I Like Stories of People Doing Things Later in Their Careers

Lindsay Gibbs is a freelance sports reporter who writes the “Power Plays” newsletter and co-hosts the “Burn It All Down” podcast. Before moderating a Zócalo/ASU Global Sport Institute event, “How …

World Golf Hall of Famer Amy Alcott | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

World Golf Hall of Famer Amy Alcott

The Word ‘Lose’ Is Not in My Vocabulary

Amy Alcott is a golfer and golf course designer. A member of the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame, she became a professional at age 18 and won five …

Sports Attorney Jill Pilgrim | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Sports Attorney Jill Pilgrim

I Don’t Like Blood, So Being a Lawyer Is Better

Jill Pilgrim is an attorney, arbitrator, entrepreneur, international consultant, adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, and a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. She was previously general counsel …

Coachella Councilmember Megan Beaman Jacinto | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Coachella Councilmember Megan Beaman Jacinto

I’m in the Iowa State Pitchers’ Hall of Fame

Megan Beaman Jacinto is a member of the Coachella City Council, a community activist, and an attorney specializing in civil rights and the rights of workers and immigrants. Before participating …