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.
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.