California

July 17, 2012

League of Cities Executive Director Implies Recent String of Bankruptcies Is Not Rock Bottom

Chris McKenzie, Executive Director of the California League of Cities, discusses the specter of bankruptcy and the structural difficulties cities face in addressing their fiscal deficits.

June 29, 2012

AIA/LA Healthy by Design Panel Addresses How Best to Incentivize Healthier Placemaking

AIA Design Conference panel moderated by TPR editor-in-chief David Abel, featuring Chet Widom (State Architect, State of California), Kate Diamond (HMC Architects), Dr. Jonathan Fielding (Director, LA County Dept. of Public Health), and Dr. Richard Jackson (UCLA).

June 29, 2012

High-Speed Rail Authority’s Dan Richard Argues for California’s Business Plan

Dan Richard, Board Chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, makes a compelling case for why high-speed rail is a prudent economic infrastructure project for California.

November 7, 2011

SoCal’s Air Quality & Transportation: “We Need to Bring Down the Silo Walls”

Air pollution is recognized as a negative externality resulting from California's transportation infrastructure. But with limited fiscal capacity, how can the state enact the structural changes necessary for protecting the air while improving mobility? Panelists at the Air Quality and Transportation Regional Conference in Los Angeles discuss how to bring leaders to the table to solve this issue.

November 3, 2011

LADWP’s Ron Nichols: We Need Capital Investment

Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.

November 3, 2011

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom: Regaining California’s Place as America’s Opportunity Capital

Snap out of it, California! Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke with Bill Allen, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, on the trajectories of the California economy. The Golden State once led the U.S. in job growth, but these figures have slumped since the 1980s. Lt. Gov. Newsom holds that the green economy, trade, manufacturing, and a skilled workforce will play strongly towards ensuring California's future prosperity.

November 29, 2016

Safeguarding California: CA’s Natural Resources Secretary on Resiliency & Climate Change Plans

Secretary John Laird on the comprehensive plan to protect California's natural resources.

November 29, 2016

The Role of Water Data in California’s Conservation Efforts

Felicia Marcus discusses using publicly available data to support creative solutions to California’s water challenges.

November 17, 2016

Engines of Growth: Financing Cities' Infrastructure Priorities & Ambitions

TPR presents highlights from the Milken Institute's California Summit, featuring Gray Davis, Miguel Santana, Darrell Steinberg, and Ashley Swearengin.

September 20, 2016

Tom Steyer on the Future of California’s Clean Energy Economy & US Climate Policy

Clean energy champion Tom Steyer comments on the importance of the passage of CA Senate Bill 32 for cleantech investors and the low-carbon economy.

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