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Environment, Energy & Resilience

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: Creating the U.S.’s Greenest Port while Revitalizing the L.A. Waterfront

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As the Port of Los Angeles continues to break cargo records, it also continues to reduce emissions as not only the largest but also the greenest U.S. gateway for seaborne trade. Join us as the tour of “America’s Port” explores LA’s massive cargo operations and emerging LA Waterfront visitor destination. Learn how the Port is... Read more »

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: LA’s Green Infrastructure and Sustainability Tour

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The infrastructure palette of a 21st Century city must include green infrastructure. From using vegetation to manage stormwater to restoring creeks and urban lakes, green infrastructure helps a city become more resilient to drought, improves the water quality of urban runoff and creates beautiful community spaces. Learn from LA Sanitation and Environment how to foster... Read more »

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Achieving Economic and Resilience Objectives with Local Energy Projects

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The decline in distributed renewable energy costs opens new opportunities for municipalities to achieve energy, resilience and economic development objectives. NREL supports these entities interested in pursuing renewable energy projects by providing energy planning, project procurement, and program implementation technical assistance through the Solar Energy Innovation Network and other platforms. This panel will highlight success... Read more »

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Mobile Workshop: Utilizing Partnerships to Create the Hub of Cleantech Innovation

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The Los Angeles Arts District has transformed in recent years from industrial warehouses to a burgeoning urban oasis. Travel to the heart of this creative neighborhood dotted with murals, craft breweries and artisanal coffee shops to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) at the La Kretz Innovation Campus. A private non-profit organization, LACI is ensuring... Read more »

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Delivering Essential City Services and Sustainability without Sacrificing Budget

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Municipalities and transit districts around the country face budget constraints in the while also dealing with growing requirements to be as green as possible. How do cities balance these conflicting pressures particularly when much attention is focused on expensive alternative fuels and zero-emission technologies? Increasingly, cities and counties in California have found a solution. The... Read more »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Preparing to Rebuild and Reimagine Local Infrastructure

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The National League of Cities has called on Congress to “Rebuild and Reimagine” American Infrastructure, but is your city ready for what may come next? Come to learn how your city can manage the comprehensive infrastructure projects of today, meeting multiple needs across transportation, water, and energy sectors. Hear leaders share stories about local governments... Read more »

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

A Sustainability Program for Your City’s Convention Center

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Learn more about Los Angeles’s current and future practices of environmental and sustainability programs for the convention center. Learn about the historical and benchmarking events of the facility, get an overview of programs at the building and future expectations for the Los Angeles Convention Center facility and the City.

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

Creative Collaboration: Jumpstart Sustainable Water Programs with WaterNow

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The WaterNow Alliance Project Accelerator provides cities nationwide with free technical and program assistance to jumpstart local sustainable water projects. WaterNow has partnered with San Clemente to develop a framework to work with the Home Owner Associations (HOA) to help them irrigate better and smarter and reduce water waste. With large areas of outdoor landscaping,... Read more »

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Reducing Costs in Emergency Management

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2017 was the costliest year for natural disasters in United States’ history. It has long been known that every $1 spent on disaster mitigation saves at least $4 in recovery costs, and new tools are making it easier than ever to prioritize your investments. The implementation of technological advances can significantly reduce the time between... Read more »

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

World Cafe: Strategies for Sustainable, Livable Communities

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What’s your city’s livability score? Sustainability is a component of maintaining a good quality of life. City leaders will learn how creating sustainable cities aids in the development of long-term and comprehensive strategies that support the triple bottom line – people, profit and planet. During this round-robin style session, local leaders will engage in facilitated... Read more »