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ULI: Future Build Conference w/Eric Garcetti

FutureBuild 2015 Unveils Dramatic Changes in

Development and Energy Technology


Mayor Eric Garcetti Invited to Address Local and International Business Visionaries

Robo parking, driverless cars, micro power grids, sustainable hotels, new energy codes, clean tech, urban resiliency, climate solutions, the internet of things and other radical reinventions



LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 9, 2015) – On January 27 ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), presents FutureBuild 2015, an interactive event with the top thinkers and innovators in business and government. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been invited to give the lunch keynote. In partnership with VerdeXchange, FutureBuild Power Shift  explores how changes in energy technology – and the scarcity of resources – are remaking places – from building systems, to codes and regulations, to parking.

“FutureBuild is where experts from all sectors share their visions for the next generation of infrastructure and development,” says FutureBuild Co-chair Silvia Saucedo. “And the unique partnership with VerdeXchange makes FutureBuild a stimulating encounter with the most influential local, state, national, and global private- and public-sector leaders.”

Among the trend-setting themes:

• The Internet of Things: The Intelligent Built Environment: New technology pin-points which energies are used and how to maximize efficiency.

• Small Places, Big Changes: How smaller commercial buildings are using efficiencies and economies of scale to dramatically reduce energy use.

• Robo Parking: The revolution in how we store and deliver cars.

• Alternative Energy Financing: Making buildings more profitable by investing in efficient energy.

• The Future of Hospitality: Sustainability as a corporate strategy, with millennials a major target.

• Cracking the Codes: New energy codes are here now. What will development look like in 2020?

Among the presenters at FutureBuild 2014 and VerdeXchange:

    • ·         Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (invited)
    • ·         Gabe Klein COO of Bridj and transportation visionary
    • ·         Seleta Reynolds GM of LADOT
    • ·         Terry O’Day, VP, electric vehicle firm eVgo,
    • ·         Renata Simril, Los Angeles Times Chief of Staff
    • ·         Toni Atkins, California Assembly Speaker
    • ·         Bruce Baltin of PKF Consulting, hospitality trends
    • ·         Sarah Neff, Sustainability VP of Kilroy Realty

The unique collaborative event between FutureBuild and VerdeXchange is Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, at L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. All FutureBuild registrants will receive a 50% discount on VX standard ticket price for admission to the VX Monday program.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has described the event as “the preeminent gathering place for the intersection of green jobs, green technology, and green business.”


    • ·         PRIVATE: $150 (Nonmember $200)
    • ·         GOV/NONPROFIT: $125 (Nonmember $170)
    • ·         Under Age 35: $125 (Nonmember $170)
    • ·         Student: $100 (Nonmember $135)

Registration includes breakfast and lunch. Please note that prices increase after the early registration deadline of January 25.

Registration and information is available at www. or by contacting ULI Los Angeles at (213) 542-4694.

About ULI Los Angeles

The Urban Land Institute ( is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 40,000 members representing all aspects of the land use and development disciplines. ULI Los Angeles has an active membership drawn from the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, and is composed of groups and individuals united in their pursuit of improving land-use policies.

VerdeXchange commits to:

1) connecting the green dots to spur growth of the green economy and the use of clean energy while reducing greenhouse gas pollution; 2) offering commercial entrepreneurs, global investors, environmental stewards, and public officials information and a marketplace for continually learning of innovations, opportunities, and public policies that are driving the trillion dollar global energy and climate change marketplace; and 3) spurring growth of the green economy.

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