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A City’s Journey Advancing SDGs Amidst Preparing for the 2028 Olympics

Caitlin Lee May 31, 2021

As detailed by the Mayor’s “Green New Deal,” Los Angeles is committed to achieving an ambitious goal of zero emissions by 2045. The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA), which maintains 23,000 miles of car, bike, and pedestrian lanes per year, has a critical role in reaching this goal. After power generation, paving streets is one of the leading producers of greenhouse gas in a city’s operations, and StreetsLA is committed to finding new ways to pave roads, bike paths and sidewalks. In this panel, hear from StreetsLa’s Executive Director, Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director and Chief Sustainability Officer, Greg Spotts, and FUSE Executive Fellow Susan Tarka Sanchez – who together have led key initiatives implementing environmental sustainability practices in the operations and procurement processes of StreetsLA, all while preparing the city to host the 2028 Olympics.



Meta Themes

  • Sustainable Development


Purpose and Desired Outcome

Learn key initiatives to implement sustainability practices.


  • Academia

  • Government

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Corporate & SME


  • NameGreg Spotts
  • TitleAssistant Director and Chief Sustainability Officer
  • OrganizationStreetsLA
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameSusan Sanchez
  • TitleFUSE Executive Fellow
  • OrganizationFUSE Corps
  • StatusConfirmed
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