Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles: Can L.A. Model Sustainability for the World’s Megacities, and What Can It Learn From Others?

On September 12, 2018 in San Francisco, experts in energy, environmental science, law and urban planning will address the challenges of creating sustainable and resilient megacities.


The challenges posed by a hotter Los Angeles are monumental and daunting, and they echo challenges that will be felt by cities around the globe. Globally, about 6 billion people are expected to live in cities by 2050. Questions about how megacities become more sustainable while dealing with climate change and population growth are urgent and important.

On September 12, 2018 in San Francisco, experts in energy, environmental science, law and urban planning will address the challenges of creating sustainable and resilient megacities through innovative science, technology and law and policy solutions, drawing lessons from UCLA's Sustainable LA Grand Challenge that can be applied around the world, and asking what lessons we can draw from other cities' experiences.

Event is free and open to the public and will include a reception. 

Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Please register by Friday, September 7 at noon PDT.  

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Speakers:

Senator Ben Allen, California 26th Senate District, featured remarks.  

  • Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, UCLA;
  • Laurel Hunt, Executive Director, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability;
  • Barbara Norman, Foundation Chair of Urban and Regional Planning in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra;
  • Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
  • Moderator: Cara Horowitz, Co-Executive Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law. 

The event is an official affiliate event for the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted in San Francisco September 12 to 14, bringing together state and local governments, business and citizens from around the world to showcase climate action and new commitments. 

The venue is easily accessible by public transportation via the Embarcadero BART Station and SF Muni, both of which are steps away from the building. 

Note: guests must register in advance and show ID to security in the building lobby.