Just Say Oui! Supporting the Paris Climate Change Accords at the Local Level

APA California Chapter, Los Angeles Section


Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

Pasadena, CA, United States

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Join us for a day-long summit aimed at bringing together planning and design professionals around local climate action. The purpose is to build a coalition and strengthen networks and resolve in supporting US legislation and worldwide cooperation. The day is meant to be fun, inspiring, and interactive. Participants will explore best practices at the local level, discover ways to connect, and continue their commitments to climate justice and sustainability. 


Dr. Jerry Mitchell, JD, Professor, Cal Poly Pomona (Emcee)
Mayor Terry Tornek, City of Pasadena

The Rev. Mike Kinman, Rector, All Saints Church
Big Picture/Big Sky

  • Bill Bogaard, Past Mayor, City of Pasadena (Moderator)
  • Mayor John Heilman, City of West Hollywood
  • Tamika Butler, CEO, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
  • Michelle Boehm, Southern California Regional Director, High Speed Rail Authority
  • Meg Cederoth, Sustainability Director, WSP

From Ground Level

  • Felicia Williams, Planning Commissioner, City of Pasadena (Moderator)
  • Mark Gangi, AIA, Vice President, Gangi Architects
  • Claire Latane, Senior Associate, Studio-MLA
  • Claire Robinson, CEO, Amigos de los Rios
  • Dr. Bill Paetzert, Climatologist, UCLA / NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Eric Mann, Director, Labor Community/Strategy Center

Stefanos Polyzoides, Architect and Urbanist 
Co-Founder, Congress for the New Urbanism 
Co-Author, The Ahwahnee Principles for Resource-Efficient Communities 

Interactive Training: "How to Talk About Climate Change” 
Kristina von Hoffman, Outreach Director, Climate Resolve/Path to Positive LA

TED-Style Talk: “How to Create Green Streets”
Deborah Deets, Landscape Architect, Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

TED-Style Talk: “How to Reduce One Car Trip A Day”
Dr. John Lloyd, Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition
Next Steps in Local Communities
Group Discussions / Reporting Back


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Reverend Mike Kinman

Invited Speaker

Reverend Mike Kinman is the Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena. Prior to his ministry at Christ Church Cathedral, he was the founding Executive Director of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (EGR) – a nonprofit that gathered individuals, congregations and dioceses across the church to work across divisions to help eradicate global ... Read More

John Heilman

Invited Speaker

John Heilman is the Mayor of the City of West Hollywood. Mayor Heilman was active in the incorporation of the City of West Hollywood. He was elected to the City’s first City Council in November 1984. Heilman was chosen as the City’s second Mayor in 1985. He also ... Read More

Michelle Boehm

Invited Speaker

Michelle Boehm as a Southern California Regional Director for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA). Michelle has a proven record of managing transportation planning and project development activities in Southern California. She most recently was a Vice President for engineering firm CH2M HILL’s Transportation Business Group where she was ... Read More

Eric Mann

Invited Speaker

Eric Mann is the founder of the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles, California and has been its director for 25 years. Mann is a civil rights, anti-war, labor, and environmental organizer whose career spans 50 years. He has worked with the Congress of Racial Equality, Newark Community Union ... Read More

Dr. Bill Patzert

Invited Speaker

Bill Patzert is a scientist at the California Institute of Technology’s NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. His research is focused on the application of NASA satellite data to improving our understanding of our planet's climate and important environmental problems ranging from developing El Niño, La ... Read More


Invited Speaker

Mark Gangi formed Gangi Architects as a division of Gangi Development in 1990, and is currently Vice President and Chief of Design. Read More

Felicia Williams

Invited Speaker

Felicia Williams is a Senior Vice President at Kosmont Companies assisting municipal clients with a comprehensive approach to economic development and climate action, in addition to identifying funding sources for key projects. Most recently she worked for PFM Financial Advisors LLC helping local governments finance environmental projects. Her prior experience ... Read More

Deborah Deets

Invited Speaker

Deborah is a California State Registered Landscape Architect for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation, Watershed Protection Program. Her stormwater project designs have been featured in the national Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), Stormwater Solutions Magazine, local public television (KCET), and have won national (CASQA ... Read More

Kristina Von Hoffman

Invited Speaker

Kristina von Hoffmann is the Outreach Director at Climate Resolve/Path to Positive LA. Kristina creates opportunities for Angelenos to lead on climate action with the Path to Positive LA initiative — via major events, outreach, and development. Before Climate Resolve, Kristina served as the Associate Program Director for the Alliance ... Read More

Professor John Lloyd

Invited Speaker

Dr. John Lloyd is a history professor at Cal Poly Pomona and member of the Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition. Read More

Claire Latane

Invited Speaker

Claire Latane is a Senior Associate at Lehrer Architects and a Fellow for Innovation and Leadership with the Landscape Architecture Foundation. She has been a Director of Mentorship for the Association for Women in Architecture and Design (2016-2017). Additionally, Claire is one of the co-founders of Los Angeles Landscape Architecture. Read More

Margaret Cederoth, AICP

Invited Speaker


Claire Robinson

Invited Speaker

Claire Robinson is founder and serves as Managing Director of Amigos de los Rios – The Emerald Necklace Group. Her multi disciplinary background in art, architecture & urban planning has led to the 501c3’s unique success creating a regional Green Infrastructure Vision for East County Los Angeles known as the San ... Read More

Stefanos Polyzoides

Invited Speaker

Stefanos Polyzoides was born and educated in Athens, Greece, and later earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Architecture and Planning from Princeton University. His career has engaged a broad span of architecture and urbanism, its history, theory, education and design. He is a cofounder of the Congress for ... Read More

Bill Bogaard

Invited Speaker


Jerry Mitchell

Invited Speaker


Terry Tornek

Invited Speaker


Nidia Erceg

Invited Speaker

Air Adviser - Sustainability; Mayor's Office of Budget and Innovation. Read More

Contact Info

Ashley Atkinson, director@apalosangeles.org