USGBC-LA Quarterly Thought Leadership Series: Maximizing the Impact of Urban Landscape, February19, 5:30 - 8 pm, Los Angeles, CA

  • 19 February 2020
  • Start time : 05:30 PM
  • End time : 08:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC LA
  • Event Location : The Griffith Park Visitor's Center, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90027, United States
USGBC LA Urban Landscape
Event Description

At quarterly thought leadership events, USGBC-LA works to highlight local sustainability issues, have an informed discussion amongst industry leaders on action-oriented solutions, and make collective commitments towards progress.

Our urban landscape could be so much more than it is today. A true force for fighting climate change and restoring habitat as well as addressing issues around social equity, food access, health, and wellness. 

The goal of the discussion for this event is to discuss why our urban landscape is what it is today and how we can work more collaboratively, more intelligently, and use the tools we already have to make our urban landscape in LA more than it's ever been. 


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC LA
  • Agenda
    • 5:30 Registration, Appetizers, & Check-In
      6:00 Framing Presentation - What the issue is & why does it matter?
      6:15 Roundtable Begins (Industry Experts with Moderator)
      7:00 Audience Q&A
      7:15 Layout of Next Steps & Commitments
      7:30 Adjourn & Networking
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Conversation framed by:

      Cassy Aoyagi, President, FormLA Landscaping


      Kevin Napoli, Partner with TSA Housing, and president of LENA Group/ LENA Construction
      Eric Strauss, Professor, LMU CURes
      Leigh Christy, Assoc. Principal, Perkins+Will
      Gary Lai, Principal, Dir. of Sustainability, Ahbe / MIG
      Kat Superfisky, Urban Ecologist, City of Los Angeles
      Rachel Malarich, City Forest Officer, City of Los Angeles
      Nurit Katz, Chief Sust. Officer, UCLA
      Brandon Goshi, Manager of Water Policy & Strategy, MWD
      Paul Murdoch, Architect, Paul Murdoch Architects
      Brandy Williams, President, LA/SGV Chapter of CLCA
      Kurt Buxton, VP, Design Group & Pre-Development, BrightView
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Limited lot parking available, free street parking
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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