City of Los Angeles launches the Sustainable City pLAn

April 10, 2015
Eric Garcetti announced the Sustainable City pLAn at Echo Park on April 8th, 2015. The pLAn outlines how Los Angeles can become a greener, economically prosperous, and equitable for all over the next 20 years.

On April 8, 2015, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the city’s first-ever Sustainable City Plan (the pLAn) for Los Angeles. Matt Petersen, chief sustainability officer (CSO); Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA, and city council members joined Mayor Garcetti for the press conference at Echo Park Lake. The pLAn is the culmination of two year’s work and a fulfillment of the mayor’s promise of building a healthier LA while creating green jobs and ensuring equal access to clean, livable neighborhoods for all. The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge team collaborated with the chief sustainability officer and mayor’s office to develop the pLAn, which draws key data and policy recommendations from the UCLA Environmental Report Card for L.A. County and UCLA’s Vision 2021 L.A. plan.

Additional coverage:

Electric cars, clean air: Garcetti outlines vision for a ‘sustainable’ L.A., 08 April 2015

This post was written by Conor Cusack. He is a geography/ environmental studies major in his senior year, an outdoor enthusiast and a writer for Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.