What We Do


We are a diverse collective of creatively minded planners and producers engaged in the changing dynamics of the urban environment. Based in Los Angeles, our work is centered on urban planning, event planning and production, public engagement and marketing. We partner with neighborhoods, nonprofits, foundations, cities, cultural institutions, developers and designers to create public programs and events that highlight the unique character and untapped potential of a particular place. With more than a quarter of a century of experience in activating the urban realm, CARS creates unique experiences where arts, culture, community and civic life collide.

CARS founders Katie Bergin and Aaron Paley and our dedicated staff have created, produced and promoted some of Los Angeles’ most innovative cultural programs and events in public spaces, including CicLAvia, Chinatown Summer Nights, the Santa Monica Festival, Pop-Up Broadway, GLOW and the Getty Museum Family Festivals. CARS has also been instrumental in planning, designing and programming some of Los Angeles’ most popular cultural and community spaces, including Grand Park, California Plaza, Greystone Mansion and La Plaza de Cultura y Artes. We call upon our years of experience as event producers to develop plans that are flexible and attractive to a varied audience.

Learn more about our work throughout Southern California and beyond by browsing through our website, or download our digital brochure: Urban Doing.