Urban Sustainability Symposium

 

Urban Sustainability Symposium

Challenges and Opportunities

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presented by

Sikand Center for Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructure, and
Cal State LA's College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology

 

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Overview

The symposium will bring together researchers, educators, students, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to engage in a collaborative discussion that addresses challenges in urban sustainability. Students and faculty will exhibit poster presentations about their research in the field of urban sustainability.

 

Topics

  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

  • Renewable Energy and Electrification

  • Sustainable Environment

  • Social Sustainability

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Please fill out the registration form to attend this event.

 

Event Details

  • DATE: Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • LOCATION: Cal State LA Campus

  • ADDRESS: 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

  • CHECK-IN: Golden Eagle Ballroom Patio, 3rd Floor

  • PARKING:When you arrive on campus, visit the Welcome Center to pick up your parking pass (1 on the map). Once you have your pass, please place it on your dashboard and proceed to Parking Lot 4.
    -Park in Lot 4 (2 on the map). There is disabled parking available in Lot 4. If Lot 4 is full, you will be directed into Structure B (3 on the map). You can use the same parking pass for either Lot 4 or Structure B.
    -The event is taking place in the Golden Eagle building on campus (4 on the map). From the parking lot, you will see signs directing you to the event location.

  • MAP: Click to view Cal State LA campus map.​​​

Spekers

Lauren Faber O'Connor

Lauren Faber O'Connor
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Los Angeles

Cris Liban

Cris Liban
Executive Officer, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, LA Metro

Mark Pestrella

Mark Pestrella
Director 
Los Angeles County Public Works

William A. Covino

William A. Covino
President
California State University, Los Angeles

Mark Sikand

Mark Sikand
President
Sikand Engineering

Emily Allen

Emily Allen
Dean, College of ECST
California State University, Los Angeles

 

Brad Haydel

Brad Haydel
Energy & Sustainability Manager
California State University, Los Angeles

Lisa Martellaro-Palmer

Lisa Martellaro-Palmer
Chair of Sustainability Committee 
American Society of Civil Engineers Los Angeles Section

Kristen Torres Pawling

Kristen Torres Pawling
Sustainability Program Director 
Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office

Seth Strongin

Seth Strongin
Senior Sustainability Consultant
Arup

Hubertus (Huub) H.J. Cox

Hubertus (Huub) Cox
Senior Environmental Engineer 
LA Sanitation & Environment, Water Recycling Implementation Division at HWRP

Deanna Haines

Deanna Haines
Director, Policy & Environmental Strategy
Southern California Gas Company & San Diego Gas and Electric

Schedule

08:00-09:00 am | Registration and Breakfast 

• 09:00-09:15 am | Emily Allen Symposium Welcome 
                                  (
California State University, Los Angeles)

• 09:15-09:35 am | Mark Pestrella Symposium Keynote 
                                  (Los Angeles County Public Works​)

• 09:35-09:55 am | Cris Liban Symposium Keynote
                                 (LA Metro)

• 09:55-10:15 am | Lauren Faber O’Connor Symposium Keynote
                                 (City of Los Angeles)

• 10:15-10:35 am | Networking/Coffee Break / Poster Session

• 10:35-11:20 am | Technical Panel Discussion #1
                             Theme: Sustainable Infrastructure and Energy
                             Brad Hydel (California State University, Los Angeles)
                             Deanna Haines (Southern California Gas Company & San Diego Gas and Electric)
                             Seth Strongin (Arup)

• 11:20-12:05 pm | Technical Panel Discussion #2
                             Theme: Sustainable Environment and Water / Social Sustainability
                             Kristen Torres Pawling (Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office)
                             Lisa Martellaro-Palmer (American Society of Civil Engineers Los Angeles Section)
                             Hubertus (Huub) Cox (LA Sanitation & Environment, Water Recycling Implementation Division at HWRP)

• 12:05-12:20 pm | Center Announcement: 
                             William A. Covino (California State University, Los Angeles)
                             Emily Allen (California State University, Los Angeles)
                             Mark Sikand (Sikand Engineering)

• 12:20-01:00 pm | Lunch / Poster Session / Closing Remarks

 

Posters

  1. Climate Change and Critical Media Literacy    
    Jeff Share / 
    UCLA, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

  2. Competitive Adsorption of Nitrate and Phosphate on Iron Hydroxide Minerals    
    Eduardo Martinez, Arezoo Khodayari, Laura M. Barge / 
    California State University, Los Angeles / NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  3. Developing a Sustainability Tool for Cal State LA    
    Jamaie Scott, Soumya Puvvada, Geeth Chadalawada, Chandra Mouli Rotta, Carlos Linares, Arezoo Khodayari and Brad Haydel / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  4. Evaluation of Resilience and Sustainability Guidance for Underground Transportation Infrastructure    
    Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nikl, Mehran Mazari / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  5. Food Justice and the Urban Environment    
    Juily Phun and AAAS 3510 Class / 
    California State University, Los Angeles-AAAS

  6. GWP Predictive Model     
    Robert E. Kochan and Dragos Andrei / 
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

  7. Linked Learning Communities of Practice (CoP): Creating Sustainable Change    
    Dr. Manisha Javeri; Audra Whaley, & Abdul Sindi / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  8. Neutralization of Bauxite Residue (Red Mud) using SaltWater and Gypsum    
    Joao A. R Machado and Wing Shun Kwan (advisor) / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  9. NSF-CREST Center for Energy and Sustainability    
    A. Pacheco-Vega, F. Gomez, F. Zhou, M. Selke, G.-M. Zhao, G. Menezes / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  10. Phosphate Removal from Wastewater Using Adsorption by Synthesized Iron Hydroxide Minerals    ​
    Erika Flores, Arezoo Khodayari, Laura M. Barge / California State University, Los Angeles / NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

  11. Sin el agua no hay vida: Providing Under-Represented Engineering Undergraduates Opportunities for Real-Time Learning for Student Persistence and Retention    
    Dr. Dawn Digrius Smith and Dr. Leslie Brunell / 
    DMDS Educational Consulting

  12. Skateboarder and Scooter Rider Perceptions of the Urban Environment: a Qualitative Analysis of User Generated Content    
    Lorne Platt and Greg Rybarczyk / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  13. Suspended-Sediment Transport in Urban Rivers    
    Donald Jones and John Petrie / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  14. The Effect of Recycled Fibers on Durability of Self Consolidating Concrete    
    Keyur Dawan, Dilip Prajapati, Siavash F. Aval, Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nikl, Mehran Mazari / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  15. Traffic Monitoring and Management for Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety Using Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence    
    Mohammad Vahedi, Haiyan Wang, Mehran Mazari, Mohammad Pourhomayoun / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  16. Traffic Prediction and Analytics Using Deep Neural Networks    
    Daniel Caceres, Javier Hernandez, Vrezh Khalatyan, Hue Ngo, Grecia Zamora, Mohammad Vahedi, Mohammad Pourhomayoun / 
    California State University, Los Angeles

  17. Using Recycled Tire Textiles and Recycled Carbon Fibers for Sustainable Pervious Concrete Pavements    
    Dilip Prajapati, Sara Gerani, Siavash Aval, Mehran Mazari / California State University, Los Angeles​

  18. 3D Printing of High Strength Concrete Materials using Ternary Binders and Recycled Fibers​
    Keyur Dawan, Rasem Alroshdi, Sara Gerani, Siavash Fakhretaha Aval, Mohsen Eshraghi, Mehran Mazari / ​ California State University, Los Angeles

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center mission

 

The mission of the Sikand SITI-Center is to enhance the entire Cal State LA community engaged in Urban Sustainability through a wide variety of research supports and faculty and student programs.

 

center vision

Contact Phone

323-343-4500

Contact Email

sikandsiticenter@calstatela.edu

We support the advancement of multidisciplinary research, education, and professional development focusing on Urban Sustainability and its components.

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