LA Infrastructure Forum Agenda - November 20
Scott Seltz, Publisher, ENR
Los Angeles County: Resilience & Sustainability in Water
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles World Airports
Connecting Communities—Equity, Diversity and Infrastructure
This panel will explore the trend to use new infrastructure projects to reverse past damage done to low-income and minority communities. The Biden Administration has emphasized social equity as a key part of national transportation policy, and California statewide has emphasized the need to reunite neighborhoods, promote economic growth and revitalize urban centers. Diversity, inclusion and workforce development are critical components of the equity equation. Experts from government, construction and community groups will come together to explain how this effort is unfolding in LA County.
Terri Mestas, Los Angeles World Airport
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
No Time to Waste: Building Capacity for Climate Change Resilience
The impacts of climate change – those expected in the coming decades and those already manifesting-- demand swift and effective action for communities that will be most affected. Resilience projects envisioned are set to generate billions of dollars of work over the next decade as the region prepares for what is to come. Thought-leaders and decisionmakers from the government, private and non-profit sectors who are involved in protecting the region from storms and other climate extremes will discuss programs in motion that will keep LA County infrastructure safe and resilient.
Panelists Rita Kampalath, LA County
Cris Liban, Chief Sustainability Officer, METRO
Project Delivery Alternatives—Potential and Pitfalls
California recently approved alternative project delivery methods such as progressive design-build and CMGC. Agencies and consultants with experience in the new techniques will share their learning curve and the efficiencies gained.