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Environment, Energy & Resilience Seminars

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 »

8:30 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 »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Film and Discussion: The Resilience Age

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The Resilience Age documentary illustrates the impact of resilience in cities around the world that face challenges including climate change, sea level rise, economic disparity and pollution. By examining the past, present and future of cities from El Paso, Texas to Medellin, Colombia, the film highlights how communities established resilience. Get real-world examples of communities... 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 »

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 »