Orange County Branch Newsletter

September 2020

ASCE OC Sustainability Committee

2020 ENR Award of Excellence

By Charlotte Wu, P.E., ENV SP, STP

Congratulations to Cris Liban, L.A. Metro Chief of Sustainability Officer, for receiving the 2020 ENR Award of Excellence.

Cris is a longtime advocate of incorporating sustainability into the full life cycle in projects. He is actively serving in many organizations such as the ASCE Committee on Sustainability Nation Chair, Panel Expert/Chair/Member for Transportation Research Board (TRB) National Academies, Technical Adviser for The World Bank, etc. He has led the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure, “… a global coalition of change agents from across the engineering, investment, city, and philanthropic communities.” It “… will identify and address the biggest barriers to action that have prevented us from working together for a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive future.”

For more information regarding the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure:

Watch the ENR 2020 Award of Excellence Winner video: 2020 ENR Award of Excellence and Cris’s response to the award: Looking Forward, the Engineering Challenge of our Moment

About the Author

Charlotte Wu is a Professional Civil Engineer, Envision Sustainability Professional, Sustainable Transportation Professional in the field of transportation with AECOM. She currently serves as co-chair for ASCE Orange County Sustainability Committee. Charlotte can be contacted at


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