Introducing Our 2023 - 2024 Warehousing & Logistics Webinar Event Series!

The changes and growth of logistics and warehousing (L&W) are critical to the economic development and overall quality of life in the Inland Empire. In the upcoming year 2023-2024, ICSD will focus on organizing both in-person forums and virtual webinars. These events will examine and highlight the key questions regarding the future of L&W industries and their impacts in our region. We will utilize existing research and actively seek input from industry, government, and community representatives. RSVP links and event description included below!


Randall Lewis Seminars

Through the generous donation of Randall Lewis of Upland-based Lewis Operating Cos., the Center has held the Randall Lewis Seminar Series since April 2005. The seminars are held during the periods of January through June and September through November.

The programs are free to the public and cover a wide range of regional sustainability topics such as air and water quality, infrastructure planning, the fiscal health of cities, affordable housing, public policy decision-making, designing healthier communities, transit issues, and social issues.

Information on individual speakers and seminars are announced through this website and can be sent via e-mail. To learn more about an individual seminar, to register and/or receive e-mail announcements from the Center, please contact Shayna Conaway at (951) 827-7830 or e-mail at

About Randall Lewis

Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies. He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives.

He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders.

Mr. Lewis was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 “West 100” list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame. Randall is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education.

He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. Randall has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.

He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.

Past Events

  • 2023 - 2024

    2023 - 2024 Warehousing & Logistics Seminar Series

    Date: Event: Panelists: Link:
    November 1st, 2023 The Impacts of Logistics & Warehousing on Employment & Quality of Jobs in the Inland Region

    Dr. Juan De Lara - Associate Professor & Director of Latinx & Latin American Studies @ University of Southern California (USC)

    Sheheryar Kaoosji - Executive Director @ Warehouse Workers Resource Center

    Peggi Hazlett - CEO @ Greater Ontario Business Council

    Dr. Johannes Moenius - Professor & Chair of Spatial Economic Analysis & Regional Planning

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    October 11th, 2023 The Environmental Impacts of the Warehousing & Logistics Industry: Pollution & Public Health

    Dr. Laren Tan - Chair & Associate Professor @ Loma Linda School of Medicine

    Dr. Susan Phillips - Professor or Environmental Analysis @ Pitzer College

    Ana Gonzalez - Executive Director @ CCAEJ

    Ian MacMillan - Deputy Executive Officer @ SCAQMD

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    September 28th, 2023 The Business, Economics, Role, Scale & Future of the Region's Fastest Growing Sector

    Dr. Gigi Moreno - Senior Economist @ SCAG

     Weston LaBar - Chief Spokesperson & SVP of Industry Relations

     Matt Burris - Deputy City Manager @ City of Rancho Cucamonga

     Scott Agajanian - Economic Development Director @ City of Murrieta

     Dr. Ellen Reese - Chair of Labor Studies & Professor of Society, Environment, and Health Equity @ UCR

    The Warehousing Industry in the Inland Region


  • 2022-2023
    Date Event: Link:
    January 26th, 2023

    The Future of Transportation in the Inland Region with Ray Wolfe

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    April 20th, 2023 Job Quality, Education & Inclusivity with Dr. Stephanie Houston  


  • 2021 - 2022
    Date:  Event:  Link: 
    August 16, 2022 Randall Lewis Seminar Series: Perspectives & Paths Forward During a Historic Drought with Craig Miller N/A
    May 11, 2022

    Randall Lewis Seminar Series: How Can We Provide Housing for a Growing Population? with Steve PonTell 



  • 2020 - 2021
    Date: Event: Link:
    July 29, 2021 Celebrating the Launch of ICSD's 2021 Yearly Report: Regional Challenges and Opportunities for Housing Development in Inland Southern California


  • 2019 - 2020
    Date Event Links
    March 5, 2020 Randall Lewis Seminar: A Conversation with Greg Devereaux  
    January 15, 2020 Randall Lewis Seminar: A Conversation with Rick Bishop and Ron Loveridge Facebook Album
  • 2018 - 2019
    Date Event Title Link
    November 18, 2018 The Digital Non-Profit Newsroom: This is the Future of California Journalism?   
    February 27, 2019 Solar Conference  
  • 2017 - 2018
    Date Event Link
    October 10, 2017 California's Housing Crisis: Is there a Legislative Solution?  
    October 26, 2017 Infrastructure Among Other Challenges for California's Future  
    November 15, 2017 A Special Preview: PBS Documentary "Our Kids" Facebook Album
    November 27, 2017 Air Pollution Control in Southern California 1950-2017 Facebook Album
    January 10, 2018 The Failure of Governance in Bell, CA Facebook Album
    January 31, 2018 Making the New College Town: How Preparation and Partnerships Transformed Kent, Ohio Facebook Album
    February 8, 2018 Innovation in Regional Policymaking: A Conversation with Ashley Swearengin Video
    March 1, 2018 Solar Conference  
    March 6, 2018 Why Civic Infrastructure Helps Make Some Cities Better Prepared Than Others  
    April 25, 2018 The Disappearing Media: What Happens when Local Government Coverage Goes Away? Facebook Album
    May 30, 2018 The State of the Fourth Estate: Local News in the Information Age Facebook Album
  • 2016 - 2017
    Date Event Link
    October 27, 2016 Air Quality: With the region's Success in Improving Southern California air, What Does the Future Hold?  
    November 17, 2016 Responding to California's Major Fire Challenges  
    February 23, 2017 Solar Conference  
    March 15, 2017 Public Utilities: New Administration, Same Future?   
    April 19, 2017 Building California's Future  
    May 9, 2017 Challenges Keep Coming: The Future of Riverside County Education  
    May 31, 2017 Where Have All the Women Gone? Exploring the causes for a DEcline in Female City Council Members in Riverside County