LA Sustainability Leaders Panel
by Sam Potts
The Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch co-hosted with Asian-American Architects and Engineers Association (AAa/e) a panel to discuss LA's future in sustainable practices and development on February 19, 2020, at the Gensler DTLA office. Over 75 people came to the event.
The night featured four panelists across several Los Angeles agencies:
Dr. Cris Liban, PE - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) - Executive Officer of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability
Dr. Youn Sim, PE - Los Angeles County Department of Public Works - Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainability Office
Nancy Sutley - Los Angeles Department of Water and Power - Chief Sustainability Officer
Doug Walters, PE - City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation - Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Resiliency Officers
Our Awards Chair, Paul Lee, PE, was the moderator.
Topics discussed included local and regional impacts of green policies, climate change, innovative projects, what engineers can do to create a more sustainable environment, and inter-agency collaboration.