Urban Sustainability Symposium 2020

 

2020 Urban Sustainability Symposium

 

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presented by

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

 

 


ABOUT

 

 

TECHNICAL TOPICS

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

 

Dean Allen

Emily Allen

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

 
 

MODERATOR

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Dave Karlsgodt

Creator and Host
Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast

 


KEYNOTES SPEAKERS

Nancy Sutley

Nancy Sutley

Chief Sustainability Officer
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Cris Liban

Cris Liban

Chief Sustainability Officer
LA Metro

Eric Hoek

Eric Hoek

Faculty Director
UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge 

Ben Stapleton

Ben Stapleton

Executive Director
U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter

 

Stephen Jordan

Stephen Jordan

Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Sustainable Development

 

Welcome Remarks, Featured Speaker, and Keynote Speakers

 


PANEL SPEAKERS

Kristen Torres Pawling

Kristen Torres Pawling

Sustainability Program Director
County of Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Office

Ilkay Altintas

Ilkay Altintas 

Chief Data Science Officer
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at University of California San Diego

Wendy Katagi

Wendy Katagi

Senior Manager
Watershed and Ecosystem Restoration Services Stillwater Sciences

Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen

Senior Research Manager
Innovative Mobility Research, Transportation Sustainability Research Center University of California, Berkeley

 

Sustainable & Resilient Urban Infrastructure, Wildfires, Environment, and Electrification.

 


FEATURED SESSION

Jennifer O’Connor

Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings and Roadways


Jennifer O’Connor
President
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute

Featured Session - Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment LCA for Buildings and Roadways

 


PANEL SPEAKERS

Monica Jurado

Monica Jurado

Pavement and Materials Engineer
Federal Highway Administration Resource Center
 

Natale Zappia

Natale Zappia 

Director of the Institute for Sustainability
California State University, Northridge

Brad Haydel

Brad Haydel

Energy & Sustainability Manager
California State University, Los Angeles

Ruwanka Purasinghe

Ruwanka Purasinghe

ASCE MLAB President
Civil Engineering Associate
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Technical Panel Discussion - Sustainability Professionals and Campus Sustainability Plans

 


AGENDA

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
10:25-10:35 am | Break / Poster Session
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

 

 

PARTNERS

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LADWP

Athena Sustainable Materials Institute

 

About the Sikand SITI-Center

The mission of the Sikand Center for Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructure (Sikand SITI-Center), housed within Cal State LA’s College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, is to support the advancement of multidisciplinary research, education, and professional development with a focus on Urban Sustainability and its components.

 

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