We light fires in the hearts of the best and brightest to create positive change in local communities.
Pando puts community at the heart of education to deliver real world impact. But these are not pie-in-the-sky projects. These are practical, sensible efforts at dozens of locations across the Southland.
Pando Days locations
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We track impact across three broad yet interconnected areas: Sustainability Impact, Education Impact, and Community Impact.
Our sustainability goals are to help implement the LA County’s OurCounty plan to address local social, health and environmental problems. Our objectives are to raise awareness of the plan and to implement projects/solutions that directly target community health and resilience.
goal #1: Resilience
goal #2: Buildings
goal #3: Land
goal #4: Economy
goal #5: Biodiversity
goal #6: Re-creation
goal #7: Climate
goal #8: Mobility
goal #9: Resources
goal #10: Food
goal #11: Governance
goal #12: Partnerships
Our educational goals are to create an easier pathway to participate in local, effective civic engagement. Our objectives are to implement an effective framework for project-based learning, connecting students and educators to the resources and networks they need to create impact-driven projects rooted in local communities’ needs.
Our community goals are to build more connection and interdependence between “town” (local communities) and “gown” (higher education institutes) in jointly solving community problems. Our objectives are to develop community-based projects which create lasting networks which bring together NGOs, public agencies, business and higher-ed institutions.
*A continuing project is one that continues for at least the following six months after its Pando Days premiere.
**These numbers include estimates for Pando Days ’23 based off of previous years’ data. We will update once accurate information is available.
Continuing projects spotlight
Pando Days coming to life: UCLA’s Biophilia Treehouse
UCLA’s submission for Pando Days 2019/20 is currently being installed in Encino. We get an update.
Pando Days Update: Marcela Oliva, LA Trade Tech
Expanding green space for resilience and prosperity.
Pando Days Update: Berenika Boberska, Woodbury
When life hands you saltwater, make salad.
Pando Days Update: Gina Valona, Otis
Otis is mapping sustainability across the California Southland.
What is the future of LA housing, and how can artificial intelligence help?
“AI: The Future of Housing,” SCI-Arc’s Pando Days initiative, presents a near future for Los Angeles where AI and new technologies are tools in the fight for housing equity.
The Resilience Project at Pasadena City College
The Resilience Project uses art and interaction to create games, media archives, and virtual reality meditations that explore resilience, both on practical and personal terms.
Imagining Interconnected Foodways Across LA County
Food Within Reach is a project of Cal Poly Pomona that envisions interconnected foodways every quarter mile across LA County.