Port Master Planning and the Regional Economy

APA California Chapter, Los Angeles Section


Friday, October 22, 2010
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT

Long Beach, CA,

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Ever wondered what regional port planning, and goods movement and high-speed rail have in common? Port planning is often a highly specific and technical specialization. Join representatives from the Port of Long Beach on Friday, October 22 for an overview of Port Master Planning. This session is designed to provide a broad perspective on the major issues facing ports, master planning for ports, and strategies ports utilize as a means of remaining competitive while being sensitive to their neighbors, including good movement and high speed rail. The discussion will include operational, and regional economics, growth, and planning considerations. A tour of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority is scheduled for the late morning. ACTA is a 20-mile railroad expressline that connects the port of Long Beach and Los Angeles to the transcontinental rail network east of downtown Los Angeles. http://www.acta.org/ AGENDA 9-9:15 Welcome and Port overview (Michael Vanderbeek, POLB Manager of Strategic Planning) 9:15-9:45 Port operations, master planning and regional economic impacts (Larry Cottrill, POLB Director of Master Planning) 9:45-10:15 Current/planned Port development projects and sustainable planning efforts (Rick Cameron, POLB Director of Environmental Planning) 10:15-10:45 Break/drive to ACTA 10:45-12:30 Alameda Corridor overview and tour (John Doherty, CEO of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority) 12:30-2:00pm End (POLB will reserve a downtown LB lunch spot for the group, but lunch will be paid by individuals - location TBD)

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Michael Vanderbeek

Confirmed Speaker

Originally from southern Idaho, Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boise State University and a Master of Planning degree from the University of Southern California. He has more than seven years of experience in policy, planning, and development, including strategic planning, transportation and land use planning, community planning ... Read More

Richard Cameron

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Richard Cameron is the Director of Environmental Planning for the Port of Long Beach and has over fourteen (14) years experience in Environmental Planning and regulatory compliance. Technical specialties include water quality, air quality, coastal land use planning, CEQA/NEPA, and marine sediment characterization. Mr. Cameron is responsible for ... Read More