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SSV WET Talk 7: Cool Cities with Smart Surfaces

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WET Talk 7 gets cool with Greg Kats of the Smart Surfaces Coalition and Greg Spotts of the City of LA StreetsLA Program.

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Greg Kats is the Founder of the Smart Surfaces Coalition, which demonstrates the value of surfaces that manage the sun and rain, reduce extreme summer heat , stem flooding, improve public health, create jobs, and advance equity—all while saving money.

https://smartsurfacescoalition.org/ and https://smartsurfacescoalition.org/analysis/stockton-report

Greg Spotts is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Los Angeles StreetsLA Agency, overseeing 650 staff driving a variety of initiatives to implement Mayor Garcetti's Green New Deal for LA:

  • Street Tree Inventory + Urban Forest Management Plan
  • Cool LA: Cool Pavements, Tree Planting, Shade Structures
  • Vision Zero, Mobility Plan, and Bike Lane Maintenance Program
  • Great Streets + Streets Along Parks placemaking initiatives
  • Bureau-wide GHG and Air Pollution emissions reduction strategy

https://streetsla.lacity.org/


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SSV find collaborative solutions to the toughest Bay Area sustainability challenges through Projects, Policies, Events & Education.

Water Use & Reuse / Air Quality / Mobility / Decarbonization

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