Benjamin Lucha

Environmental & Technology Division Manager, City of Palmdale, CA

Benjamin Lucha is the City of Palmdale’s Environmental & Technology Division Manager.  Ben started with the City in May 2007. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Riverside in Environmental Sciences, with a focus on the Natural Sciences.  Ben has over twenty years of experience in the environmental field, with almost nineteen of those in the public sector. Although much of the Division’s work is focused on environmental issues, the technology side of the Environmental & Technology Division oversees projects such as the City’s streetlight acquisition and retrofit project, coordination with wireless providers for communications facilities, communications infrastructure, and smart cities related projects.

Tuesday, April 16
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • City Readiness Hub: Palmdale, CAcity readiness hub
Our City Readiness Hub sessions offer a unique opportunity to hear from cities who are “in the trenches” on their journey to becoming a smart city. Featured Cities will highlight current challenges and will then receive targeted advice from Mentor Cities—other smart city practitioners who are further along the path to creating more livable, workable, and sustainable cities. Mentors have been carefully selected from those cities already designated as “Readiness Challenge winners and finalists” and paired with Featured Cities who are facing similar issues.