Thanks For Attending!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 53rd Regional Conference and General Assembly in Indian Wells, May 3-4, 2018! Another year of thought-provoking presentations and productive networking is behind us. We appreciate all of our speakers, breakout session panelists, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees for participating.
Future Communities Forum
The POWER OF SHARED DATA
SCAG’s Future Communities Forum is a unique gathering of researchers, business and civic leaders, and policymakers from Southern California and around the world that will showcase how technology and open data are being used to solve common challenges.
The forum is being held as a special pre-conference session to SCAG’s annual Regional Conference & General Assembly, which brings together over 1,000 attendees, including state and local elected officials from the six counties and 191 cities in the region, to address issues impacting Southern California and spotlight innovative solutions.
Through the Future Communities Forum, SCAG seeks to highlight and accelerate innovation and open data in the public sector. As the preeminent data center in Southern California, SCAG is working to foster collaboration among communities and researchers across the globe to identify replicable solutions and tools, as well as better data, that can support more informed decision-making. The forum will include discussions with experts and thought leaders as well as share best practices on challenges such as poverty, the impact of artificial intelligence on the workforce, climate change and adaptation, and sustainable development.
For more information, please contact Kevin Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Poster Session
INVESTING IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE PUBLIC CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE
Sarah Burtner, Gina Charusombat, Tiffany Chu, Yuharu Nagiri | UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Public Policy
REGIONAL HIGH INJURY NETWORK (HIN) FOR SCAG REGION
Hina Chanchlani | Cal Poly Pomona
INDENTIFYING HIGH-PRIORITY BUS STOPS ON METRO’S BUSIEST ROUTES
Tiffany Chu | UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Urban and Regional Planning
THE EFFECTS OF NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME ON WALKABILITY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS IN HIGH-RISK FOR OBESITY POPULATIONS
Caress Baltimore, Carolina DeLeon, Carolina Gabaldon, Maylen Jackson and Kanale Rodrigues | Cal State University San Bernardino
WALKABLE AND BIKEABLE PORTER RANCH
Raquel Mennano, Areli Perez, Ashley Gomez, Neal Morrissette | Cal State University, Northridge Urban Studies and Planning Department
One of the highlights of the annual Regional Conference and General Assembly is the presentation of the 2018 SCAG Sustainability Awards, which honor projects in the region that best exemplify the core principles of sustainability from local governments, non-profits, developers and partnerships. The Sustainability Awards recognize projects that best coordinate land use and transportation to improve the mobility, livability, prosperity and health of Southern California.
The following projects were honored at the Sustainability Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 3:
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SUSTAINABILITY
City of Long Beach
2017 Bicycle Master Plan, Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CX3) & Willow Springs Wetland Restoration Project | Watch Video
This year’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability recognizes the City of Long Beach for their overall excellence in two distinct plans and one project. Combined, these three efforts demonstrate the City of Long Beach’s holistic approach to sustainability that includes improvements in mobility, public health and natural lands restoration.
City of Cathedral City & SCRAP Gallery
Cycle Cathedral City Bicycle Outreach and Education Program | Watch Video
The purpose of Cycle Cathedral City is to educate and empower while promoting bicycle use. By providing a year-round series of projects and events, the program encourages residents to to use more active transportation fortheir health and environment. Goals set for the program are to encourage biking, provide opportunities for students and residents to get more exercise, recycle donated and salvaged bikes and encourage community and student leaders to make sustainability a priority.
AGAINST ALL ODDS
City of San Fernando
Corridors Specific Plan | Watch Video
The Corridors Specific Plan fosters sustainable development patterns, encourages public transit and walking and biking within the downtown area and the surrounding neighborhood. San Fernando overcame multiple challenges in reaching successful adoption of the Plan including community push-back, budgetary constraints, a staffing shortage, regulatory constraints and difficulties that come with being an economically-disadvantaged community.
Cities of Arcadia, Azusa, Duarte, Irwindale, Monrovia, San Marino, South Pasadena and LA Metro | 626 Golden Streets | Watch Video
Modeled after the thousands of “ciclovia” events that have been staged in cities around the world, 626 Golden Streets temporarily closed off stretches of roadway from South Pasadena to Azusa for people to walk, jog, skate, bike, run and play. Over 18 miles of streets, linking 6 Metro Gold Line stations, were made car-free on March 5, 2017. Eight San Gabriel Valley communities participated in the event, which was held on the one-year anniversary of the Foothill Gold Line Phase 2A Azusa extension opening.
City of Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga Sustainable Community Action Plan | Watch Video
The Sustainable Community Action Plan is a unique triple-bottom line approach to drive comprehensive sustainable change across not only Rancho Cucamonga’s environment but also its economy and community health and equity. Five key areas that the plan targets include energy and water efficiency, land use and open space, transportation and mobility, community health and environmental equity.
HEALTHY AND SAFE COMMUNITIES
City of Perris
Live Well Perris | Watch Video
Adopted in concurrence with the General Plan Healthy Community Element, Live Well Perris is a campaign to provide opportunities and create initiatives that provide citizens a platform to live a healthier, active lifestyle. Activities have included urban farming, free workout sessions, sports clinics for children, city-wide health fairs, hikes, yoga and a farmers market.
City of Hermosa Beach
PLAN Hermosa | Watch Video
A combination of the city’s two key planning documents, the General Plan and the Local Coastal Program, PLAN Hermosa raises the bar for General Plan updates in Southern California by addressing new and critical topics like climate change and sea level rise. Using diverse outreach methods, PLAN Hermosa thoughtfully engaged the community and set a consistent graphic style and tone that contributes to the long-term utility of the document.
More details on SCAG’s sustainability programs and the 2018 awards are available at sustain.scag.ca.gov/Pages/Awards.aspx.
SCAG’s Regional Conference and General Assembly sponsorships provide an unparalleled opportunity to promote your commitment to the region and network with elected officials, decision makers, community leaders and business stakeholders throughout Southern California.
Sponsorships sell quickly. To secure your sponsorship today contact Jeff Liu at email@example.com or (213) 236-1998.