The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to award BuroHappold Engineering and UCLA the opportunity to develop the first-ever LA Countywide Sustainability Plan. BuroHappold and its partners, which includes the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) and the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA, will collaborate with the county’s sustainability office to design the plan. The SLA GC and other consulting partners were selected for their local expertise and history of impactful sustainability leadership. The plan aims to balance environment, economy, and equity as it addresses a handful of focus areas that include climate, water, and energy. UCLA faculty, researchers, and staff across campus will work with partners and county agencies to gather and analyze data, and work with the community to develop a sustainability roadmap for Los Angeles County and its 88 cities.
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.