Professional Architect & Landscape Architect Practitioners Assembly (PALAPA) II
When
Where
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center (ELC) - Hyperion Treatment Plant (HTP), (12000 Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles 90293)
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The Professional Architect & Landscape Architect Practitioners Assembly (PALAPA) will serve as a forum to bring AIA|LA, APA-LA, ASLA  and City of LA Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) leadership together to highlight our watersheds needs, opportunities and constraints, and to put storm water into a Low Impact Development (LID) context for working professionals.

WHAT:  The Professional Architect & Landscape Architect Assembly (PALAPA)
WHEN: April 9, 2015, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WHERE: Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center (ELC) - Hyperion Treatment Plant (HTP),
(12000 Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles 90293)
 
LIMITED CAPACITY.  To access the ELC, you must RSVP HERE
 
In our City’s second half-day Professional Architect and Landscape Architect Partner Assembly (PALAPA)
, LASAN will invite our in-house department representatives as technical professionals who will respond to the issues identified in the first session PALAPA seminar back in September. A panel will be formed to both explain the City’s perspective on the issues and challenges, and to engage the local program representatives with the goal of moving towards viable solutions. The panel will be selected to address any technical challenges, permits and regulatory hurdles encountered while implementing LID in order to make these practices more available, practical, and implementable.

SCHEDULE

COFFEE AND NETWORKING
8:00am – 8:30am 

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

8:30am – 8:40am 
Enrique C. Zaldivar, P.E., BCEE – Executive Director, LASAN
Welcome and introduction
 
8:40am – 8:50am   
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA - Emcee & AIA|LA Director of Government and Public Affairs
Overview, update on PALAPA and today’s assembly format

Duane Border - So CAL Chapter President Elect ASLA
Bonnie Hulkower –  Co-Director of Programs, APA-LA
Association goals and desired objectives for PALAPA II

POLICY PANEL 

8:50 - 9:00 
John Kemmerer– EPA, Region 9 Pacific Southwest Associate Water Division Director
The EPA’s support for Green Infrastructure in the Los Angeles area.  

9:00 - 9:10 
Ted Bardacke – Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer  
Deputy Director of Sustainability Mayor’s Office, Faculty UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Invitation to practitioners to engage with the Mayor’s Sustainability Planning.

9:10 - 9:20 
Mark Gold – Associate Director and Professor of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) UCLA
Role of academia in developing policy, informing design, and engaging in partnerships with public agencies

9:20 - 9:30 
Ed P. Reyes – Planner and Champion of the Los Angeles River
council-member’s candid perspective on economic, social, and environmental potentials for equity through projects that originate near the LA River  
 
9:30 - 9:35
LID POLICY RECOGNITION

9:35 - 9:40
BREAK

PLANNING PANEL

9:40 - 9:50
Claire Bowin – Senior Planner,  Department of City Planning
Leveraging Policy to Transform City Streets
 
9:50 -10:00
Michael Shull – General Manager, City Department of Recreation and Parks
Storm water opportunities and constraints within Department of Recreation and Parks
 
10:00 - 10:10
Mark Tagawa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C  – Senior Designer, Perkins+Will
Storm Water Design Competition: Innovation, Education, and Sustainability


10:10 -10:20
Jennifer Samson – LA River Revitalization Corporation
Funding and Opportunities for revitalization through the implementation of L.A. River 2020 Projects.

10:20 - 10:30
LID PLANNING RECOGNITION
 
10:30 - 10:40
BREAK

PARTICIPATION PANEL

10:40 -10:50
David Nahai – CEO, Lawyer, CEO, Government Official, Environmentalist
Overcoming obstacles to implementation as a key watershed goal

10:50 - 11:00
Krista Sloniowski – Professor USC, Planner & President of Connective Issue, Inc.
Connective watershed strategies that enable local natural resources to inform urban planning.
 
11:00 - 11:10 
Lee-Anne Milburn Ph.D. – FASLA, Department Chair Cal Poly Pomona
Greenways to Rivers Arterial Stormwater System (GRASS) Academic collaboration.

11:10 – 11:20
Thomas Knittel, AIA, LEED AP BD+C  – Vice President, Senior Principal HOK , Inc.
Generous Cities: Designs Informed by the Ecologies of Place

11:20 - 11:30
LID PARTICIPATION AND SPONSOR RECOGNITION

11:30 - 12:30
LUNCH BUFFET (Provided by: Deeproot)

12:30 - 3:30
‘PALAPA CAFÉ’: LUNCH and ROUNDTABLE WORKSHOP
The Los Angeles PALAPA II café menu will offer three sequential working group discussions that invite practitioners from all training backgrounds to share planning and technical design strategies related to Low Impact Development (LID), and Green Infrastructure.  Table leads and co-leads have collaborated to develop objectives and will interactively guide the group towards the goals for their session.  Three 60-minute sessions follow the main panel speakers and the topics: “Policy, Planning, and Participation.” Sessions include presentations, mapping, and charettes or roundtable discussions.  Sessions offer valuable exchanges between participants in the form of data, projects, maps, and/or strategies that enhance understanding and group goals, while building mutual resources. Leads will conclude by addressing the group at large and outlining a path forward.

PALAPA AGREEMENT: All materials shared and/or distributed by participants and table leads are agreed to consist solely of public and non-proprietary information. Any information that is shared at PALAPA will be made available to public, and may be used in future discussions. Information generated in the PALAPA interactive sessions will be made available through public posting.

12:30 – 1:30
POLICY: CITY INITIATIVES & WATERSHED PLANNING 
Ashley Atkinson, Mayor’s Office
Deborah Kahen, Department of City Planning  
Doug Walters, One Water Los Angeles 
Susie Santilena, Los Angeles Enhanced Watershed Master Plans (EWMP’s)
Osama Younan, Department of Building & Safety

Facilitator: Krista Sloniowski, University of Southern California

Goal: To articulate key elements of a connective watershed planning strategy where practitioners engage with City efforts to achieve storm water-related goals.

1:30 – 1:40
BREAK

1:40 - 2:40
PLANNING: THE ROAD TO IMPLEMENTATION & CONNECTIVITY  
Patrick Johnson, National Parks Service, NPS
Chris Liban, Metropolitan Transit Authority, MTA
Claire Robinson, Amigos de los Rios, Emerald Necklace

Facilitator: Lee-Anne Milburne, Cal Poly Pomona

Goal: To begin to align existing and connective plans in a watershed-based strategy so that synergistic efforts may lead to greater benefits and support of storm water goals.

2:40 - 2:50
BREAK

2:50 – 3:50 
PARTICIPATION: FUNDING, DESIGNING, OPERATING, & MAINTAINING LID  
Adel Hagekhalil, LASAN 
Shahram Kharaghani, LASAN
Wing Tam, LASAN
Michael Scaduto, LASAN

Facilitator: Eliza Jane Whitman, City of Los Angeles

Goals: To engage participants in a roundtable discussion on opportunities for  
1. Innovative funding concepts.
2. LA Sanitation, Non-profits, practitioners or others to benefit from LASAN’s “GREEN UNIVERSITY” through education & training as related to design, operations & maintenance of storm water projects.
3. Prior LID studies/investigations to track (PALAPA I) suggestions.




Thank you to Deeproot for sponsoring lunch: