The Jones Center focuses on expanding knowledge with key leaders and decision-makers about the what is needed at the nexus of ‘Science and Society.’ This takes multiple forms to reach various, targeted audiences.
Future of Resilience
At the 2019 ShakeOut, The Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society presented their second Future of Resilience event, co-hosted by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. The evening welcomed 100 leaders from across California and around the country to share ideas and connect over the issues of resilience to natural hazards. The event was held at Westfield’s Century City Mall event space in Los Angeles and featured a panel with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, LA County Economic Development CEO Bill Allen, and Dr. Lucy Jones Moderated by Center Deputy John Bwarie. The panel focused on the issues society must grapple with to be resilient in the face of the natural disasters, especially as climate crisis exacerbates the risk to many communities. The conversation focused on how to work across sectors to address the increase in extreme events that are impacting our society.. because resilience is built where the public and private sectors work together.
The Intersection Series brings together leaders from different sectors to work towards building more resilient communities. Each program creates a space for 50 to 75 leaders to gain insights and spark collaboration for action. Dr. Jones sits down in deep conversation with her guest, followed by a discussion with those in attendance. Past guests have included Congressman Adam Schiff, CA Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, and Jimmy Cho, Chief Operating Officer of SoCalGas. Topics range from science in policy-making to operational changes to how the climate crisis impacts local communities.