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Pando Days 2019/20 wraps!
Launched in the fall of 2019, Pando Days has now wrapped with six weeks of back-to-back premiere presentations and juried finale.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winning submissions!
RESILIENCE PROJECT: A virtual landscape for resilience learning.

OurCounty Sustainability Goal #1: “Resilient and healthy community environments where residents thrive in place.”

Team: Silvia Rigon, professor; Gigie Hall; Crystal Brackett; Timothy James Jardiel; Dylan Ricards; Hongyu Cui; Kenderson Revanche.


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AI: FUTURE OF HOUSING: Employing artificial intelligence to map affordable housing opportunities and match construction resources. 

OurCounty Sustainability Goal #3: “Equitable and sustainable land use and development without displacement.” 

Team: Casey Rehm, professor; Mimi Zeiger, professor. iLIVE Team: Soledad Chamorro; Hari Deshpande; Philip Hood; Isabel Socorro. House.LA Team: Luke Falcone; Zihan Gao; Sadvi Jayanth; Amanda Kotch. Infrastructure Prosthetic Team: Lourenço Delgado; Philippe Maman; Yash Mehta; Julia Pike. ACT Team: Jules Benillouche; Jennifer Rufener; Andrew Stone; Leo Wan. Pando expert: Bill Margolis.


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FOOD WITHIN REACH: Foodways every quarter mile across the County.

OurCounty Goal #10: “A sustainable and just food system that enhances access to affordable, local, and healthy food.”

Team: Aaron Fox, Assistant Professor, Plant Science Department; Steven Archambault, Associate Professor, Agribusiness and Food Industry Management Department; Kathleen Blakistone, MS Regenerative Studies; Students in urban ag minor at CPP from two classes – Urban Farm Business Models and Agribusiness Senior Feasibility Study; Culinary Garden led by Stephen Espinosa; Aquaponics Project led by Tim Rice and Aaron Thormodesen; Joaquin Perfecto; Ar C. de Castro; Jinnio Vicencio.


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INNOVATION ENGINE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: Identify strategic sustainability needs, foster collaboration and predict impact. 

OurCounty Sustainability Goal: OurCountyLA plan

Team: Benjamin Fried; John Onderdonk, Adviser.


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Check out all of the amazing teams and initiatives. Click on any school's icon below to learn about their work!
Watch the Pando Days finale.
The July 25 finale featured LA County Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Gero and Pando Populus Chair John B. Cobb, Jr. and included judges’ decisions and discussion. Hear Pando Days judges: entrepreneur and venture investor Kathy Schlein; COMMON accelerator CEO Mark Eckhardt; LA Council District 5 Director of Environmental Affairs Andy Shrader; and President/CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Peter Laugharn.
Pando Days honored as the “sustainability event of the year 2020” in LA County Board of Supervisors resolution for the 3rd District, Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. 
The resolution states in part: 
“WHEREAS, [PANDO DAYS]…IS UNITING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SOME OF THE MOST CREATIVE TALENT IN THE SOUTHLAND TO CREATE PROJECT-DRIVEN, TRANSDISCIPLINARY, VALUES-ORIENTED INITIATIVES WITH STRATEGIC PLANS AND PROTOTYPES TO HELP IMPLEMENT THE COUNTY’S SUSTAINABILITY PLAN: 

NOW, THEREFORE, ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, I…HEREBY COMMEND PANDO DAYS, AS THE THIRD SUPERVISORAL DISTRICT’S SUSTAINABILITY EVENT OF 2020, FOR ITS DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE COUNTY IN CREATING A MORE RESILIENT AND HOPEFUL FUTURE.
PANDO DAYS was conceived in association with the CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Strategic Taskforce and made possible in part by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Second Home, and the Maryknoll Sisters/Monrovia. 
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