Creating a Complete LA River Greenway for All

Creating a Complete LA River Greenway for All
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
8:30 am
5:00 pm
3102675435
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, 3rd Floor Patio
337 Charles E Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Date: 
Fri, 05/20/2016 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Contact Phone: 
3102675435

Location

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, 3rd Floor Patio
337 Charles E Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States
Contact name: 
Christian Zarate

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• Explore new opportunities  • Learn from past projects • Engage with other movers and shakers  

Agenda

REGISTER TODAY!

• Explore new opportunities  • Learn from past projects • Engage with other movers and shakers  

Agenda

8:30              Registration & Breakfast

9:00              Welcome
J.R. DeShazo, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

9:10              Morning Keynote
Patt Morrison, journalist, author, and radio-television personality

9:30              Plenary Panel: Visions and Opportunities for a River Greenway for All
Moderator: Beatriz Solis, The California Endowment
Panelists: Omar Brownson, River LA; Benjamin Feldmann, Mia Lehrer + Associates;
  Peter Kareiva, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability;
  Irma Muñoz, Mujeres de la Tierra 

10:30            Networking Break

10:45            Community Access to the LA River
Moderator: Shelly Backlar, Friends of the Los Angeles River
Introduction: Jimmy Tran, UCLA Luskin Center
Panelists: Mark Kenyon, North East Trees; Daniel Sharp, LA County Flood 
Control District;
Brian Baldauf, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority 

11:55            Lunch 

12:30            Parks along the LA River
Moderator: Vaughan Davies, AECOM
Introduction: Cameron Robertson, UCLA Luskin Center
Panelists: Michael Allen, City of Cudahy; Laura Saltzman, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority;
Robin Mark, Trust for Public Land

1:35              Pathways along the LA River
Moderator: Tom West, Carollo Engineers, Inc.
Introduction: Andrew Pasillas, UCLA Luskin Center
Panelists: Melanie Winter, The River Project; Adi Liberman, Community Conservation Solutions;
Neil Drucker, City of Los Angeles

2:40              Bridges across the LA River
Moderator: Mara Elana Burstein, Natural Resource Strategies
Introduction: Kelsey Jessup, UCLA Luskin Center
Panelists: Robin Mark, Trust for Public Land; Kevin Carter, City of Glendale; Jennifer Samson, River LA

3:30              Partnering and Working with Key Agencies
Panelists: Eileen Takata, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Daniel Sharp, LA
County Flood Control District; Michael Affeldt, LARiverWorks

3:55              Closing Remarks
J.R. DeShazo, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

4:00              Reception

5:00                 End

*Event includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon reception*

Participants

  • Community members, advocates, and leaders
  • Non-profit leaders and advocates
  • Government agency staff
  • Elected officials and policymakers
  • Businesses and business associations 
  • Academics, researchers, teachers, and students
  • Journalists and the media

Supporters

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
The David Bohnett Foundation
The California Endowment
AECOM
Carollo Engineers, Inc.