August 24, 2023

Location: Zoom
Program: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Regional planner Mark VanderSchaaf led the August 24 Zoom seminar in conversation with three well-known specialists and planners who have lived and worked in the LA region. Respondents included Dean Kubani, founding CSO, City of Santa Monica; Robyn Eason, former Senior Planner, City of West Hollywood, and Andy Shrader, former Executive Director for Environmental Affairs, Health, and Sustainability Policy, Los Angeles City Council District 5.

Jointly, they offered a comparative look at all 13 sustainability plans from the LA Southland, with specialist analysis. The seminar was based on Mark’s newly released book, “Sustainability Planning in Metropolitan Los Angeles.”

Faculty and students involved in season 2023 Pando Days projects also had the opportunity to learn about thirteen influential plans that guide sustainability work in the Southland. While Pando Days projects focus on goals of the Los Angeles County plan (OurCounty) itself, they can be strengthened by reference to relevant information from other plans throughout the region.

Watch the recorded meeting below: