Design Now, or Design for the Future?”
The climate is changing. Long predicted impacts of a changing climate are now beginning to manifest with impacts out to mid-21st century dependent on greenhouse gases already emitted. Shall we start to design for a future climate today? Presented by COTE-LA, and hosted by Gensler, Dr. Robert Kay, Principal at ICF on Climate Change, and Heather Rosenberg, USGBC Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow and Director of USGBC-Los Angeles’s Building Resilience program, will address these questions in their work consulting, analyzing and shaping the future of cities like Los Angeles under the forces of climate change and rapid urbanization.
When: May 24th, 6.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Where: Gensler – 500 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90071

Activate the Rio Vistas with River LA & Broccoli City
Broccoli City satellite event with an emphasis on bringing diversity to celebrate nature along the River.Top LA based DJ playing music, selected food options and local vendors, speaking from select stakeholders, participatory activities highlighting the LA River.
When: May 27th, 12pm-3pm
Where: LA River

Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People
Curated photographs from world renowned chef Magnus Nilsson will take you on a culinary journey through Sweden through his original travelogue photography with accompanying narratives that he wrote while conducting research for the project. The large-scale photographs transport visitors to the landscapes Nilsson encountered, the communities he visited, and personalities he met along the way. Admission is free.
When: Until May 31, from 8:00 am – 10:00pm
Where: Daily in Union Station’s Historic Waiting Room

Traction on Traction
A Reception Celebrating LA’s Social Change Makers. Past guests have included advocates from community-based organizations, elected officials’ and agency staff, philanthropy partners, and community members from across Los Angeles County.
When: May 25th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Impact Hub LA, 830 Traction Ave. Third Floor

Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans?
Speakers will discuss recent studies by conservation scientists, the economics and sustainability of offshore aquaculture, how aquaculture could serve the restaurant industry, and the details of running an aquaculture operation. Speakers include: Jerry Schubel of the Aquarium of the Pacific, Halley Froehlich of UCSB, Sam King of King’s Seafood, Don Kent of Rose Canyon Fisheries, Kyla Wilson of UCLA; moderated by Peter Kareiva of UCLA.
When: May 25th, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802


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