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2021 URBAN SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM

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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 18,  2021
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM(PST)

SCHEDULE

09:00-09:10 am | Welcome Remarks, Emily Allen, Cal State LA
 
09:10-09:25 am | Keynote Speaker, Caroline Choi, Southern California Edison
 
09:25-09:40 am | Keynote Speaker, Greg Spotts, City of Los Angeles
 
09:40-09:55 am | Keynote Speaker, MaryAnne Howland, American Sustainable Business Council and Global Diversity Leadership Exchange

09:55-10:10 am | Keynote Speaker, Denise DeLuca, International Society of Sustainability Professionals 

10:10-10:25 am | Keynote Speaker, David Peterson, U.S. Department of Energy
 
10:30-11:10 am | Technical Panel Discussion 1
 
11:10-11:25 am | Keynote Speaker, Michael Gallis, Gallis and Associates

11:25-11:55 am | Technical Panel Discussion 2

11:55-12:00 pm | Closing Remarks

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

TECHNICAL TOPICS

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

  • Sustainable Water Resources and Droughts
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Renewable Energy and Electrification
  • Wildfires and Wildland–Urban Interface
  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
  • Urban Sustainability and Pandemics

WELCOME REMARKS

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Emily Allen
Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
California State University, Los Angeles

SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS

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Michael Gallis

CEO
Gallis and Associates

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MaryAnne Howland

Co-Chair
American Sustainable Business Council
Founder & CEO
Global Diversity Leadership Exchange

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Denise DeLuca

President
International Society of Sustainability Professionals

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Greg Spotts

Chief Sustainability Officer and Assistant Director, StreetsLA
City of Los Angeles

 

 

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David Peterson

Technology Manager, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy

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Caroline Choi

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Southern California Edison

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Moderator: Marjorie Alexander

Host & Producer
A Sustainable Mind Podcast
Education & Engagement Manager
Green Building United

Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speakers

Speakers for Technical Panel Discussion 1

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Peter Lupoff

CEO
Net Impact

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Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

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Sara Meerow

Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning
Arizona State University

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Moderator: Marjorie Alexander

Host & Producer
A Sustainable Mind Podcast
Education & Engagement Manager 
Green Building United

Technical Panel Discussion 1 and Keynote Speaker

Speakers for Technical Panel Discussion 2

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Nico Bouwkamp

Technical Program Manager
California Fuel Cell Partnership

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Max Accordino

Business Development Manager
Horizon Educational

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Brian DeBruine

Chief Technology Officer
New Day Hydrogen
Director and Founder
Colorado Hydrogen Network

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Moderator: David Blekhman

Professor, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
California State University, Los Angeles

Technical Panel Discussion 2 and Closing Remarks

PARTNERS

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

ASCE LA Section

ASCE LA Section

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