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Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

Second Committee Meeting

April 29-30, 2015

Aquarium of the Pacific
Watershed Classroom
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org


Open Session

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

10:00 am    Welcome and Introductions 
                      Linda Katehi, University of California, Davis, Committee Chair
                      Jerry Miller, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, The National Academies

Urban Sustainability in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region: A Case Example

10:15 am    Sustainability Challenges in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region
                      Matt Petersen, Mayor Garcetti's Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles

10:45 am    Panel 1: Key Environmental Sustainability Challenges in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region

11:45 am   Q&A

12:15 pm   Working Lunch

1:00 pm     Panel 2: Key Social and Economic Sustainability Issues in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region

  • Social and Community Justice [Christine Margiotta, Vice President of Community Investment, United Way of Greater Los Angeles]  
1:1:45 pm  Q&A

2:15 pm     Break

2:30 pm     Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Project
                    Mark Gold, Acting Director and Adjunct Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

3:00 pm     Panel 3: Urban Sustainability in Long Beach, California: Challenges and Opportunities

4:00 pm     Q&A

4:30 pm     Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
                    Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to sustainability@nas.edu

5:00 pm     Meeting Adjourns/Pre-Dinner Break (Tour the Aquarium)

6:00 pm     Reception and Committee Dinner at Aquarium of the Pacific 
                    (Reception at Ocean Science Center; Dinner in Great Hall)
                    100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

6:30 pm     Introductory Remarks 
                    Jerry Miller, Director, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, The National Academies
                    Jerry Schubel, President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific

6:40 pm     Overview of Sustainability Efforts in Long Beach, CA
                    Mayor Robert Garcia, City of Long Beach

7:20 pm      Dinner Program Concludes


Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 am     Welcome and Introductions 
                    Linda Katehi, University of California, Davis, Committee Chair
                    Jerry Miller, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, The National Academies

9:15 am     Policy Frameworks for Urban Transportation Sustainability—Assessing California’s Experience
                    Dan Sperling, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis

9:45 am     Private Sector Perspectives on Urban Sustainability
                    John Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer, OpTerra Energy Services

10:15 am   Impact of Global Biophysical Constraints on Human Systems
                    James Brown, Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of New Mexico

10:45 am   Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
                    Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to sustainability@nas.edu

11:15 am    Open Session Concludes

11:30 am - 4:30 pm
CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC staff only)
 


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