Future L.A. panel examines the struggles and triumphs of megacities Mexico City, Tokyo, and Shanghai

October 5, 2018
A UCLA associate professor, vice chancellor, and a former Los Angeles sustainability officer discussed how Angelenos can work toward a sustainable future.
(Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

On October 3, 2018, the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) and the Hammer Museum co-presented the panel conversation titled, “Three Megacities: A Comparative Approach.” The panelists’ discussion focused on the struggles and triumphs between sustainable megacities including Mexico City, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Topics covered included water and transportation practices. Mark Gold, associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability and leader of the SLA GC, moderated the conversation.

Panelists included:

Dana Cuff (Director of cityLAB-UCLA and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the School of Arts and Architecture at UCLA)
Matt Petersen (CEO and president of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator)


Visit the event page to watch the full conversation. This event was part of the yearlong series entitled Future L.A.: Engineering a Sustainable Supercity. The final conversation in the series will take place on November 14, 2018 at the Hammer Museum.


Read additional coverage about the Future L.A. panel:

Panel discusses LA’s path to becoming a sustainable megacity Daily Bruin, 04 Oct 2018