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Creating a Complete LA River Greenway for All

May 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

REGISTER TODAY!• Explore new opportunities  • Learn from past projects • Engage with other movers and shakers  Agenda8:30              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

4:00              Reception

5:00                 End*Event includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon reception*


Community members, advocates, and
leadersNon-profit leaders and advocatesGovernment agency staffElected officials and policymakersBusinesses and business
associations Academics, researchers, teachers, and
and the mediaSupportersThe Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert FoundationThe David Bohnett FoundationThe California EndowmentAECOMCarollo Engineers, Inc. 


May 20, 2016
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


May 20, 2016
8:30 am - 5:00 pm