My Profile in Voyage LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sandra Kulli.

Sandra, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was born in LA in 1947. My dad was born in Highland Park in 1919. I grew up here, went away (college, work), then came back and fell in love all over again it’s wackiness and embodiment of the experimental observations Reyner Banham noted in his classic 1970’s book, Los Angeles, The Architecture of Four Ecologies. (more)

My profile in Ageist Magazine

I’ve done a lot of traveling lately, speaking to audiences on the east coast and in Switzerland about all of you and the inspiration I draw from this community. That word has never really been about one group or demographic for me; indeed, we work with millennials, champion the work of artists in their early 20s, and soak up as much knowledge as possible from both. More

MIT Symposium on Longevity

My session at the MIT AgeLab Symposium on Longevity.

Food and Placemaking

Visit to learn more about the food hall movement

PCBC 2017 Hall of Fame

A short snapshot of my career from PCBC 2017 Hall of Fame Awards

You Can Design Community

As an advocate of thoughtful design and innovative problem-solving, I share my story and experience in this podcast including the 5 steps for building community well-being.

Listen to the podcast here

The National Western Center Visioning Retreat

National Western Center Visioning Retreat – Sandra Kulli from Colorado State University on Vimeo.

PCBC 2016 – Art Meets Metro

Knight Cities Podcast: Sandra Kulli on creating community

“How do you create a sense of community in a brand new development? It’s a question Sandra Kulli, a real estate marketing strategist, has been wrestling with for years. She is president of Kulli Marketing, and we had a chance to catch up recently in Todos Santos, Mexico, the site of one of her newest projects, Tres Santos. It’s a project that could have been a typical resort on the Pacific, but the developer chose instead to forego gates and golf courses to reach for an authentic connection to the people in this small Mexican town.”

“This week on Knight Cities, Sandra and I talk about what people want out of community today and how to deliver it.”



Inside a New Tech Incubator


The Arts District has yet another beautiful new destination. This time, however, it’s not a housing complex, restaurant or even a museum.

Pick My Solar


From Ciclavia to the Art Walk, more than ever, DTLA is where things are happening, and why I’ve chosen to take a “Hot Desk” at LACI.

These are some of my neighbors at LACI Pick My Solar. These people are changing the way solar is sold across the planet. And really fun, too!

Pick My Solar is just one of the many innovations happening at LACI, the business equivalent of baseball’s farm system: it identifies local talent, nurtures it, and helps it get to market.

The Power of Food

What is green, growing, healthy, and rapidly adding value to real estate? Attendees of the ULI 2015 Fall Meeting in San Francisco learned that the answer to that question is locally grown food. Read more about recognizing the power of food in enhancing development here: 10.19.2015 UrbanLandOnline FallMeetingStory

CicLAvia – changing the pattern of inactivity

CicLAvia transforms the urban streets of Los Angeles County by temporarily removing cars and opening the streets to people who ride bikes, walk, skate, jog or use other non-motorized transport. As a result, tens of thousands of people enjoy the health benefits offered by a public space that they would not otherwise be able to access. CicLAvia is partnering with UCLA and the Rand Corporation to measure health impacts and behavioral changes that are sparked by utilizing the city in this manner.

Anaheim Packing House Sweep in Gold Nugget Awards

The Packing House Grand Opening with Shaheen Sadeghi.

The Packing House Grand Opening with Shaheen Sadeghi.

The Packing House, Anaheim’s innovative food hall in a restored 1919 Sunkist citrus-packing building, earned highest honors in the 52th annual Gold Nugget Awards. The Packing House, at 440 S. Anaheim Blvd, and the surrounding The Packing District in the heart of CtrCity Anaheim, took the top awards in all four categories it represented, including Commercial Project of the Year Grand Award, on June 25, 2015 in San Diego, as part of PCBC, the nation’s largest regional homebuilding exposition and conference. View full press release here.

I became a LOOPER

XPrize team

A year ago, I became a LOOPER, a monthly supporter for the XPrize a team engaged in innovation for the benefit of humanity. “Tapping into that indomitable spirit of competition brings about breakthroughs and solutions that once seemed unimaginable. Impossible.” Think Sergey Brin and the Google Lunar XPrize.

Loopers are invited to conversations with change-makers and scientists all over Los Angeles. Recently, we were invited to a workshop at the XPrize campus where they taught us the XPrize process. My team was made up of a physicist, economist, song writer, chemist, and marketer (me). We created a prize and then a presentation to sell our idea. We competed against 6 other teams…and we won!

It’s joyful to be engaged in something so far outside our world of development yet deeply relevant to the issues we face water, affordable housing, transportation, the American Dream. XPrize principles apply!

Trouble Coffee and Coconut Club


Three Growth Models Embrace Healthy Principles

An article by Brett Widness in Urban Land from a panel discussion with Joe Rogoff, Brian Povinelli, Maureen McAvey and Sandra Kulli pertaining to health and wellness driving part of the offering at Whole Foods, Westin Hotels, and Baja California resort…

3 Growth Models Embrace Healthy Principles – Urban Land Magazine

Planned Community Projections from Sandra Kulli, Kulli Marketing, at ULI Fall Meeting 2011


Sandra CicLAvia 2014


farm stand
Joes Farm Grill

TED Prize

JR, a street artist from France, won the TED prize this year.


Here is a complete story of his work and the prize.

You can join in.


One of the cool things at TED this year was Ads Worth Sharing.

That sounds like an oxymoron, but it being TED, they are AWS.

Take a look at  My favorite is Girl Effect.


Seaside, Florida

Visiting Seaside 30 years after it’s start is a treat. From Modica’s Market to airstream food trailers, it reminds us that time enhances place. It’s worth a visit, but I’d pick the fall, winter or spring for bike riding weather.

Airstreams at Seaside

And while you’re there, ride your bike down to road to Alys Beach and have a coffee at Fonville Press. It’s their original sales center and a charming spot, complete with sunrise and sunset courtyards.