PCL’s first UCLA Symposium brought together many local and state leaders to address what local actions can do to reach our state and global goals.

The Symposium included lively discussions on local government initiatives, including:

  • Measure R2 in 2016 – a $90 billion, 45-year transportation funding initiative that could put LA on a track to be California’s most transit-oriented and transit-friendly city and greatly improve walk-ability and bike-ability; and
  • Mayor Garcetti’s recently announced the “Sustainable City pLAn” covering “Environment, Equity and Economy” measures to make LA sustainable over the next 20 years, and major changes in LA’s road systems to increase bike and pedestrian usage;

PCL thanks the attendees and sponsors who supported the Symposium on Oct 10, 2015 at the UCLA School of Law to explore the changes California needs to make to meet the climate challenge. Your support is essential to our continued success in addressing and finding solutions to questions such as:

  • How can we create great cities that are both carbon neutral and a joy to live in?
  • What investments are most important to shape this future?
  • How do we fund these investments?

We hope that you will join us at our 2016 Annual Environmental Symposium at UC Davis School of Law on February 27, 2016. For more information, click here.


PCL thanks our captivating panelists from all levels of government, community leaders, and the private sector!

Presenters included:

  • Senator Kevin De León – Senate President pro Tempore, California
  • Senator Fran Pavley – Senator, California
  • Mary Nichols – Chair, California Air Resources Board
  • Hasan Ikhrata – Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments
  • Nancy Sutley – Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer, LADWP
  • Denny Zane – Executive Director, Move L.A.
  • Alan Greenlee – Executive Director, Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing
  • Mary Leslie – President, Los Angeles Business Council
  • Calvin Hollis – Managing Executive Officer, Executive Office Strategic Initiatives
  • Katherine Aguilar Perez-Estolano, Co-Founder, ELP Advisors & Board member, High Speed Rail Authority
  • Randall Winston – Acting Executive Director, Strategic Growth Council


Opening Session: 9 – 10:30 am 2030: Creating Sustainable Cities

Break Out Sessions: 10:45 – 12:15 pm

The Vision for LA –Transit and Housing

Technology for Sustainable Cities

Lunch: 12:30 – 2:00 pm California Leading the Way

Break Out Session: 2:15 – 3:45 pm

Funding the Vision: Cap and Trade and Beyond

Creating Equitable and Livable Communities

Closing Panel: 4 – 5 pm State Leadership on Climate Change



If you signed up for MCLE or AICP credits, please see the list of materials for each session.

MCLE Credits

UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. By attending this program, you may have earned Minimum Continuing Legal Education credits in the amount of up to 6.5 hours of general credit.

AICP Credit

There were AICP CM credits available for attending this event. Those who attended the entire day were eligible for 5.5 credit hours.

PCL would like to give thanks to our special sponsors:

Presenting: Edison International

Gold: SoCal Gas .. David Hirsch

Silver: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power .. Chatten-Brown & Carstens

Bronze: LA Metro .. Kevin K. Johnson

Contributing: Friends, Artists and Neighbors of Elkhorn Slough

If you have any questions regarding this event or any of PCL’s future events, please contact Meredith Mitchell, Event Director, at events@pcl.org