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2020 Urban Sustainability Symposium



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

DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2020
TIME: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM(PST)


09:00-09:10 am | Welcome Remarks, Emily Allen, Cal State LA
09:10-09:25 am | Keynote Speaker, Nancy Sutley, LADWP
09:25-09:35 am | Keynote Speaker, Ben Stapleton, USGBC-LA
09:40-09:55 am | Keynote Speaker, Eric Hoek, UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge

09:55-10:10 am | Keynote Speaker, Stephen Jordan, Institute for Sustainable Development

10:10-10:25 am | Keynote Speaker, Cris Liban, LA Metro

10:35-11:10 am | Technical Panel Discussion
Sustainable & Resilient Urban Infrastructure, Wildfires, Environment, and Electrification

11:10-11:25 am | Featured Session, Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Buildings and Roadways

11:25-11:55 am | Technical Panel Discussion
Sustainability Professionals and Campus Sustainability Plans

11:55-12:00 pm | Closing Remarks

12:00-12:30 pm | Virtual Happy Hour/Networking


This virtual conference will present and explore a unique blend of technical topics on urban sustainability including:

  • Social Sustainability
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Renewable Energy and Electrification
  • Wildfires and Wildland–Urban Interface
  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
  • Urban Sustainability in the Post-Pandemic Era

Welcome Remarks, Featured Speaker, and Keynote Speakers

Technical Panel Discussion 1

Featured Session

Technical Panel Discussion 2


2020 Urban Sustainability Symposium

2019 Urban Sustainability Symposium