Do Art Foundation
Tanner Blackman is a board member of the Do Art Foundation, a partner at Kindel Gagan Public Affairs Advocacy, and an adjunct instructor of urban planning at USC’s Price School of Public Policy. From 2012 through mid-2015, Tanner was the Planning Director for Councilmember José Huizar of LA City Council District 14, overseeing development in Downtown Los Angeles and staffing the City Council’s Planning & Land Use Management Committee. Tanner has also been a planner for the Code Studies Section of the City of LA’s Department of City Planning, where he led efforts to end Los Angeles’ mural moratorium, and a lecturer for the Future Initiatives Program (SCIFI) at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Tanner also serves on the board of Art Share LA, the Exhibits Committee of A+D, the Architecture & Design Museum, and as a technical advisor to various non-profit arts organizations. He has also served as an elected Director of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and on boards and committees of several professional organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects | LA, and the LA Section of the American Planning Association.