UCLA Speakers Series: Transportation, Land Use and the Environment

The UCLA Program on Local Government Climate Action Policies and Lewis
Center for Regional Policy Studies proudly present the fall speaker
series: Perspectives on Local Climate Planning. In this series leading
academics, policymakers, and practitioners discuss how cities,
counties, and regions can meet the challenges of mitigating and
adapting to climate change.While much attention is focused on the
federal American Clean Energy and Security Act and the international
UNFCCC meeting in Copenhagen, we will examine what can be done at the
local level to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change.

Mondays at 2pm in the UCLA School of Public Affairs Room 1246. (directions: driving, bus)

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP.


Monday, October 5 – Katherine Trisolini,
Professor, Loyola Law School, and local government climate change
response legal scholar will discuss the legal and political context for
local climate action

Monday, October 12 – J.R. DeShazo, Director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, will discuss his recent study of California Climate Action Policies.

Monday, October 19 – Richard Katz,
Member, CARB SB 375 Regional Targets Advisory Committee, Metro Board
Member, and 16-year California Assembly veteran, will talk about SB 375
regional targets.

Monday, October 26 – Michael Woo,
Member, CARB SB 375 Regional Targets Advisory Committee and Los Angeles
City Planning Commissioner will talk about the future of development.

Monday, November 2nd – Tim Kohut,
AIA and LEED AP, Vice President and Director of Architecture of Abode
Communities speaks about challenges to building green affordable
housing.

Monday, November 9th – Juan Matute, Director of
the UCLA Program on Local Government Climate Action Policies will speak
about measuring greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

Monday, November 16th – Kathryn Phillips,
Environmental Defense Fund Director, will talk about "10 Ways Local
governments Can and Have Reduced their Transportation GHG Footprint"

Monday, November 23rd – Matthew Kahn, UCLA Professor and author of Green Cities will share his research on residential energy use.

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