Climate Benefits of Housing in Cities: a workshop on building a greener LA – Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm at L.A. Eco-Village (Songs)

Our planet is in the midst of a climate crisis, but California’s pollution from cars is still climbing. What is the connection between housing and climate policy? How do we build a greener LA? Find out what you can do at this workshop designed to inspire, empower, and create local leaders on climate change.

How can you advocate for more housing near jobs? How can you help reduce car dependence in your community? How do we move from individual behavioral change to large-scale climate solutions?

Hear from our speakers about how housing density can reduce the footprint of our cities and reverse suburban sprawl, how we can make our cities more walkable and less car-dependent, and tackle traffic and long commutes.

About 40% of greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation in California. We will be discussing how California’s housing policies have worsened this issue and contributed to the climate crisis.

Panelists:
Carter Rubin
Transportation Technical Strategist, American Cities Climate Challenge

Kristen Torres Pawling 
Sustainability Program Director, County of Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Office

Jason Islas

Santa Monica Housing & Environmentalism Advocate

Lois Arkin
Founder, CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages, Co-founder Los Angeles Eco-Village

PANEL MODERATOR:  Brent Gaisford, Board Chair, Abundant Housing

Potential Questions for Discussion:
1. What are examples from your community of housing that prioritizes car usage over walking, biking, and transit?
2. How can your community encourage people to choose walking, biking, and transit over cars?
3. In your community, where are opportunities to develop more housing density? What City, County, and State policy changes would increase dense housing ear jobs, transit, and commercial centers?

EVENT DETAILS
Date and Time: Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: 3560 W First Street – Songs – at corner of Bimini Pl (enter
                               on Bimini)
Los Angeles Eco-Village, LA 90004

Free event

Reservations please:  crsp@igc.org or 213-738-1254
Feel free to bring veggie snacks to share, but please no throw-away eating ware. Let’s make this a zero waste event as much as possible.

Note that LA Eco-Village is within walking distance of two Metro stops (Vermont-Beverly and Wilshire-Vermont and 20 buslines).  Try not to drive here.  We have on-site bike racks.

Event sponsored by
–  Abundant Housing in association with:
–  Climate Resolve 
–  CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages at L.A. Eco-Village
–  NRDC

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Contact Information

117 Bimini Place #221
Los Angeles CA 90004
crsp@igc.org