Social Well Being
Environmental Resources
Green Economy
Climate Change and Resiliency
Leadership in Sustainability

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (Public Works) has been the national leader in promoting Sustainability in civil infrastructure project planning, programs, and services. In Public Works' 2017 Strategic Plan, Invest in Community Sustainability is identified as one of the Five Strategic Focus Areas.


Preserve the long-term well-being and the resiliency of our communities and the environment by investing in infrastructure, promoting economically sound, socially desirable, and environmentally healthy projects, programs, and services.

Investing in Community Sustainability will serve as one of the primary drivers around which Public Works actions will be prioritized and assessed. Principles of sustainability are woven throughout Public Works’ operations and are used for translating the Department's Vision, Mission and Values into desired outcomes and results.

Sustainable Infrastructure Management

With the leadership and commitment in Sustainability, DPW has established a new framework with which innovative strategies in conducting sustainable infrastructure management and planning will be developed. Creating new ideas in sustainable DPW business programs will start with actively communicating and collaborating early on with various internal and external stakeholders, subsequently integrating ideas and issues from various business programs for maximum synergy while understanding holistic, life cycle impact of the programs. This new framework for sustainable infrastructure management is summarized by:

  • Promoting collaboration with stakeholders
  • Integrated management of civil infrastructure and business programs
  • Planning for resiliency of civil infrastructure