Imagine Los Angeles

Los Angeles, a city historically challenged by water issues, is undergoing a modern infusion of infrastructure investment to secure its position as the Gateway to the Pacific.
Our event explored how the second largest city in the United States is re-shaping its relationships with the Los Angeles River, its ports, and underground aquifer to create a meaningful connection to its water, while enhancing water quality and achieving water security. As we Imagine Los Angeles in 2060, how will an enhanced, equitable and environmentally sensitive relationship with Water propel the city into its position as the American Capital of the Pacific Age?

At Imagine 2060: Imagine LA, local and international experts addressed how Los Angeles is re-shaping its relationships with the LA River, its ports and other resources to ensure the city’s vitality and resiliency in the decades ahead, and Imagine Los Angeles will explore how the City can ensure its role in the global economy while improving the quality of life of its citizens and protecting and enhancing its environment.

Speakers and Panelists

David Abel_s
DAVID ABEL
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Martin Adams_s
MARTIN ADAMS
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Dr. Hilda Blanco_s
DR. HILDA BLANCO
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Uwe S. Brandes_s
UWE S. BRANDES
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Nicholas Brooke_s
NICHOLAS BROOKE
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Andrew Bui_s
ANDREW BUI
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Dr. Paul Bunje_s
DR. PAUL BUNJE
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Peter Calthorpe_s
PETER CALTHORPE
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Stephen Cheung_s
STEPHEN CHEUNG
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SEAN CHIAO
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Jennifer Cohen_s
JENNIFER COHEN
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Dr. Patrick Condon_s
DR. PATRICK CONDON
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Marissa Christiansen_s
MARISSA CHRISTIANSEN
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Dr. Richard Drobnick_s
DR. RICHARD DROBNICK
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Stephen Engblom_s
STEPHEN ENGBLOM
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Tian Feng_s
TIAN FENG
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Dr. Kian Goh_s
DR. KIAN GOH
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Dr. Mark Gold_s
DR. MARK GOLD
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Craig Holland_s
CRAIG HOLLAND
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Jonathan Karp_s
JONATHAN KARP
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Steven Kellenberg_s
STEVEN KELLENBERG
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John F. Kwant_s
JOHN F. KWANT
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Stella Li_s
STELLA LI
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Andy Lipkis_s
ANDY LIPKIS
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Jacinta McCann_s
JACINTA MCCANN
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Mark McComiskey_s
MARK MCCOMISKEY
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Dr. Michael Mehaffy_s
DR. MICHAEL MEHAFFY
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Nancy Michali_s
NANCY MICHALI
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Omar Moghaddam_s
OMAR MOGHADDAM
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Matt Petersen_s
MATT PETERSEN
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Dr. N. Bruce Pickering_s
DR. N. BRUCE PICKERING
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Sean Quinn_s
SEAN QUINN
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Eduardo Perez Reyes_s
EDUARDO PEREZ REYES
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Barbara Romero_s
BARBARA ROMERO
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Wade Rose_s
WADE ROSE
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Jonathan Rosenthal_s
JONATHAN ROSENTHAL
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Gene Seroka_s
GENE SEROKA
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Dr. Shan Wenhui_s
DR. SHAN WENHUI
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Dr. Brian D. Taylor_s
DR. BRIAN D. TAYLOR
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Manuel Trute_s
MANUEL TRUTE
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Deanna Weber_s
DEANNA WEBER
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Dr. Jonathan Woetzel_s
DR. JONATHAN WOETZEL
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Highlights from the 5th Annual PCSI Forum

The Los Angeles metropolitan region, which is comprised of five adjoining counties, is the second largest city by population in the United States and is one of the world’s largest urban areas. One of the most critically important financial, commercial, industrial and cultural centers in the world, Los Angeles, like other major cities, is experiencing a population explosion as people are drawn to the city for its economic and cultural opportunities. The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as Los Angeles International Airport, also act as a channel for most of the international trade goods moving to and from the U.S., especially from Asia.

As urbanization continues in Los Angeles, the city is facing new opportunities and challenges to secure a sustainable and environmentally friendly urban future. In the decades ahead, Los Angeles will need to continue to improve accessibility, air quality, and mobility for all. The city’s commitment to redesigning the urban landscape, while investing in technology and transportation, positions it as a shining example of what cities should be doing to ensure their futures.

This year’s Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI) Annual Forum was organized in association with Imagine 2060: Delivering Tomorrow’s Cities Together and examined Los Angeles’ place among the world’s great megacities as an economic and cultural hub, in large part because of its role as a waterfront city. Imagine 2060 is an original three-year global discourse series co-organized by Asia Society and AECOM designed to inspire a new way of delivering the cities of tomorrow.

The Forum brings together experts in urban planning, civil society, the private sector, academia, government, and NGOs from around the U.S., the Asia-Pacific region, and elsewhere for high-level interactive and engaging dialogues to share best practices and explore promising new approaches to developing cities that are liveable, innovative, and vibrant. The Forum is a unique opportunity to think critically, ask questions, share tools, identify new solutions, examine best practices, and build long-lasting partnerships.