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Los Angeles – Sustainable City pLAn & Dashboard

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creating metrics and a dashboard for measuring and reporting waste reduction and quality-of-life goals


IN April 2015, Los Angels Mayor Eric Garcetti released the city’s first-comprehensive Sustainable City Plan.  The plan anticipates economic opportunity and resource pressures even as the city is expected to grow by 500,000 people over the next 20 years.

The pLAn lays out short term (by 2017) and long term (by 2025 and 2035) targets in 14 categories related to the environment, economy, and equity encompassing water conservation, clean energy, waste, green jobs, transportation, housing, and neighborhood livability. From a management perspective, the plan, is integrated into city management and is led by the city’s Chief Sustainability Officer within the Mayor’s office.

Among the notable goals:

  • Perentage of trips made by shared modes such as rideshare and bikeshare.
  • Zero emissions goods movement at the Port of Los Angeles
  • Greenhouse gas emission reduction by 80 percent by 2050
  • Per capita potable water use reduction by 20% by 2017
  • Increase in urban agriculture sites by 25% by 2025
  • Increase the average WalkScore throughout the city from 65 to 75 by 2025.
Graphic from Livable Neighborhoods chapter showing Vision and goals

Graphic from Livable Neighborhoods chapter showing Vision and goals

Key Quote:

Our first ever sustainability plan details actions we must take in the coming months and years to secure a future for L.A. that is environmentally healthy, economically prosperous and equitable in opportunity for us all." Mayor Eric Garcetti

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Project Location :

Los Angeles, California

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City of Los Angeles, Plan Adopters

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