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Mobile workshops are included in the conference registration fee and are available to full conference delegates only.

Wednesday, November 7

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop: Creating the U.S.’s Greenest Port while Revitalizing the LA Waterfront

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As the Port of Los Angeles continues to break cargo records, it also continues to reduce emissions as not only the largest but also the greenest U.S. gateway for seaborne trade. Join us as the tour of “America’s Port” explores LA’s massive cargo operations and emerging LA Waterfront visitor destination. Learn how the Port is investing in local communities through both waterfront public access, recreation amenities, and green technology. Current initiatives include a new $150 million commercial development; the 35-acre AltaSea Innovation Campus – west coast base for Titanic discoverer Dr. Bob Ballard; the 30-acre Wilmington Waterfront Park and much more.

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop: LA’s Green Infrastructure and Sustainability Tour

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The infrastructure palette of a 21st Century city must include green infrastructure. From using vegetation to manage stormwater to restoring creeks and urban lakes, green infrastructure helps a city become more resilient to drought, improves the water quality of urban runoff and creates beautiful community spaces. Learn from LA Sanitation and Environment how to foster sustainability and implement green infrastructure as you tour several of LA's growing inventory of green infrastructure projects and other sites including the Recycled Water Facilities and Zero Waste Facilities. You'll also find out how the City benefited from the local ballot initiative Prop O to fund these new projects.

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop: An Urban Oasis: Downtown LA’s Arts District

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Tourists from across the country — and even the globe — travel to Los Angeles to get a flavor for the Arts District, walking along its many streets to sample the rich array of restaurants and retail shops it has to offer, or to seek job opportunities from a number of new businesses which today serve as incubators and hubs for cleantech innovation. Join the City Planning Department on a bike tour of this vibrant neighborhood and learn how Downtown Los Angeles was transformed from an industrial district to a thriving metropolis and how that transformation started largely within the vicinity of the Arts District.

Number of Participants: 20 per session | 2 sessions
Mode of Transportation: Biking

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop: Replacing a Hollywood Icon: Touring the $482 Million Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project

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The nearly half-billion-dollar Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project is the largest bridge project in the history of the City of Los Angeles, making it one of the most expensive infrastructure projects ever built in the city. The new, 3,500-foot long structure, being built by the City's Bureau of Engineering, will replace the original bridge, long-known for its Hollywood cameos in movies like GREASE!, as well as countless television shows, music videos, and commercials. The design of the new viaduct, known as “The Ribbon of Light,” features ten pairs of arches, engineering and technical firsts, and the City's first, under-bridge park. The viaduct stretches over the Los Angeles River, 18 railroad tracks, art galleries, and warehouses, as well as a major freeway, and will loom over a 12-acre park with water, sports and art elements. The tour will take visitors to the project site and into the Los Angeles River for a chance to visit one of Hollywood’s favorite locations to capture Los Angeles' gritty, urban landscape.

Number of Participants: 100

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mobile Workshop: Watts Rising: How Community Led Change Made Lasting Impacts on Housing, Public Safety and the Local Environment

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For years Watts has been undergoing a transformation by the community, for the community.  It has created the internationally recognized Community Safety Partnership program between the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department.  This community-led change fueled the $1.4 billion redevelopment of the Jordan Downs Housing Development.  And this year, the community was awarded a $35 million Transformative Climate Change grant to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases. Join us for a tour of Watts to learn more about each of these innovative projects and practices.

Number of Participants: 100

Thursday, November 8

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mobile Workshop: Transforming Travel: The Airport of the Future

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Los Angeles International Airport is the second busiest airport in the United States and is currently undergoing $14 billion dollars in renovations. Those renovations include a redesign of every Terminal, a $4.9 billion people mover utilizing a 30-year DBFOM contract, runway improvements and more. You will also learn about LAX’s innovative local hire and training programs and partnerships with local neighborhoods and residents. Join us for this behind the scenes tour and see the transformation in action as LAX becomes the airport of the future.

Number of Participants: 50

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mobile Workshop: Utilizing Partnerships to Create the Hub of Cleantech Innovation

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The Los Angeles Arts District has transformed in recent years from industrial warehouses to a burgeoning urban oasis. Travel to the heart of this creative neighborhood dotted with murals, craft breweries and artisanal coffee shops to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) at the La Kretz Innovation Campus. A private non-profit organization, LACI is ensuring an inclusive green economy by unlocking innovation, transforming markets and enhancing the community as it supports startups with the campus’ state of the art equipment, prototyping center, flexible workspaces, and training center.