Schools & Projects

Pando Days ’22 initiatives were conceived and prototyped by Southland college and university teams, each implementing a goal taken from the Los Angeles County Sustainability Plan.

ArtCenter 1

Mobilizing L.A.’s Transportation Future
Reimagining city space on a human scale, through a holistic transportation system that eliminates traffic, saves energy and provides equitable point to point access.

ArtCenter 2

Upping Our Recycling Game
Designing an innovative suite of products to reduce waste and promote sustainability through durability, longevity and repurposing.

Cal Lutheran

Safe Passages: Creating a Wildlife Corridor
Constructing a wildlife corridor connecting urban edges to wildlands by reintroducing native plants to attract local animals.

Cal State University Long Beach 1

COUNTY GOALS #1, #2, #5 & #6
Colorado Lagoon
Visitors engage in site-specific augmented reality experiences – interactions make the value of preserving coastal wetlands personal – heightening the desire to protect this essential resource.

Cal State University Long Beach 2

COUNTY GOALS #1, #2, #5 & #6
Visions of the Long Beach Breakwater
Community engagement through augmented reality – envisioning a sustainable future where natural waterway processes are disrupted.

Cal State University Northridge

COUNTY GOALS #1, #5, & #6
Restoring the Sepulveda Basin
Building broad-based support for a plan to transform the Sepulveda River Basin into an accessible green space featuring responsible water management.


Sea Studio
Designing an immersive holding space for artists, scientists, and the greater public to create kinship with our oceans.

College of the Canyons

COUNTY GOALS #1, #2 & #3
Training the Next Generation
Producing a podcast series that shares the wisdom and experience of environmental leaders across generations.

Harvey Mudd/Pomona College/Cal Poly Pomona

Zeroing in on Solar
Developing a strategic plan to place non-profit solar panel factories in LA County’s under served communities.


COUNTY GOALS #2, #4, & #9
Design for a Sustainable Campus
Creating education modules promoting energy efficiency and water conservation – beginning with building design at community colleges.

LA Trade Tech / Architecture

Watts Next: The Nature Walk
Designing a three-mile green-space pedestrian walk along the Watts train tracks to improve the neighborhood microclimate and quality of life.

Mount Saint Mary’s University

COUNTY GOALS #1, #5, & #6
Probing for Resilience
Employing a data-driven approach to advocate for the replacement of traditional landscaping with native plants.

Pepperdine University

COUNTY GOALS #5, #7, & #11
Climate Migration and Faith
Developing a communication and action plan that church leaders can use to mobilize community engagement on the challenges of climate migration.

Santa Monica College

Altered District
Designing architectural prototypes to create a healthy and sustainable work environment.


Test Plot: Elephant Hill
Creating a viable ecosystem managed by local community stewardship on once-neglected land.

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