The Pando Days ’22 lineup!

The Pando Days ’22 lineup!

By   |  Sep. 8, 2022

Pando Days ‘22 is now in full swing for the fall term. Fifteen community-based projects are moving into development, supported by the full courses, studios, or labs of some 17 colleges and universities. 

Here’s the lineup: 

ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN, Graduate Transportation Systems and Design
Project location: Sites for 2028 Olympic games, including Pasadena
Project: Transportation and EV system vision for 2050

Project location: Pasadena
Project: Waste recycling toolkit

CAL ARTS, Design and Critical Studies
Project location: Long Beach
Project: Ocean and climate-related educational installations

CAL LUTHERAN, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Project location: Thousand Oaks campus
Project: Restoring habitat integrity for at-risk species

CAL STATE LONG BEACH, Immersive Design Research Lab
Project location: Long Beach
Project: Urban/ocean civic engagement

COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS, Center for Civic Engagement
Project location: Santa Clarita
Project: Affordable housing and community resilience podcast

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE, Institute for Sustainability and College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Project location: Northridge
Project: Water-capture education and development program

Project location: Fifteen site locations (three per Supervisor District), LA County
Project:  Strategy to bring solar panel manufacturing, installation, and jobs program to scale

LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, Sustainable Environment Institute
Project location: Nine LACCD campus locations, Los Angeles  
Project: Energy and water conservation professional development program

LA TRADE TECH, Architecture and Environmental Design Program
Project location: Watts, Los Angeles
Project: Urban green space development blueprint

MOUNT SAINT MARY’S, Biology and Chemistry
Project location: Two campus locations, Los Angeles
Project: Heat-island amelioration studies

PEPPERDINE, Religion and Philosophy Division
Project location: Malibu and surrounding communities
Project: Climate migration crisis education for clergy and faith communities

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE, Architecture Studio 3
Project location: Fashion District, Los Angeles
Project: Architectural design and business model strategies to improve garment work conditions

USC, Department of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism
Project location: Elephant Hill, El Sereno
Project: Habitat restoration/maintenance through community-based lab

Project location: Skid Row, Los Angeles
Project: Mobile cooling for unhoused   

Up next in the Pando Days season: our all-school brainstorming Blitz with legendary designer John Bielenberg and serial entrepreneur Brandt Williams. 

Then in October, we’re launching a series of salon events across Pando Days participating institutions. The events are where students in informal settings can grapple with big thinking – about their Pando Days projects, their education, and what it means to further the common good of the Southland and humanity as a whole. 

Interested in learning more about Pando Days? See How It Works for the schedule, with event details. 

And watch this space for more information. 

Pando on!

Members of the Pando writing team include Rich Binell, Alexi Caracotsios, Amy Goldberg, Rebecca Schmitt, and Eugene Shirley.