Infrastructure

May 8, 2014

Clinton Global Initiative Comes To Los Angeles—A Commentary: Dear President Clinton & Mayor Garcetti: Can We Make A Deal?

Mark Gold opines on Former President Bill Clinton’s stance on infrastructure and resiliency.

February 12, 2014

Los Angeles 2020 Commission Report ‘Time for Truth,’ Highlighted by Mickey Kantor

TPR has excerpted a portion of the executive summary of the Los Angeles 2020 Commission report, accompanied by Commission Chair and former US Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor’s comments from a Which Way, LA? radio broadcast on KCRW. 

February 19, 2013

Threat to Water Supply After An ‘Event’ Necessitates Delta Fix

VerdeXchange conference panel, “The Delta Resiliency After an Event,” featuring Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager at the Metropolitan Water District; Gerald Meral, Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency; Jack Baylis, Senior Vice President of the Shaw Group; Paul Brown, a International Water Association Fellow; Lucy Jones, Senior Advisor for Risk Reduction at the USGS; and Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council.

December 4, 2012

Israel’s TaKaDu Offers ‘State of the Art’ Water Monitoring Software for Water Utilities

Amir Peleg, founder and CEO of TaKaDu, and Jacob Lipa, president of Psomas Engineering in Los Angeles, discuss TaKaDu’s data-collecting software for water utilities, and how California stacks up in the global push for better water infrastructure.

November 1, 2012

Financing Strategy for Aligning Transit and Real Estate - TODs

Excerpts from an article, Aligning Transit and Real Estate: An Integrated Financial Strategy, by Will Fleissig of Communitas Development Inc. and Ian Carlton of the University of California, Berkeley.

October 30, 2012

John Beck, Chairman and CEO of the Aecon, Notes that Sustainability Means Good Business in Canada

John Beck, Chairman and CEO of Aecon, Canada's largest publicly traded construction company, explains how merging sustainability with infrastructure projects and operations positively impact's the company's bottom line.

July 23, 2012

Congressman Blumenauer and Supervisor Yaroslavsky Assess Recently Signed Federal Transportation Bill MAP-21

A joint interview with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the implications of MAP-21 on national and regional transportation investment.

June 29, 2012

Lessons from Los Angeles’ Century of Growth and Reinvention Shared with SPUR Delegation

David Abel, 'Beyond Chinatown' author Steven Erie, and LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discuss how LA's urban and infrastructure development in the late 19th - early 20th century set the city on a trajectory unique from San Francisco.

November 7, 2011

Future Ports Conference: Engaging in the Expansion of the 710 Freeway

Goods reaching the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach must reach their destinations across the US, and this creates intense trucking traffic along the I-710 corridor. Jerry Wood of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments describes how local government and community groups have engaged in the planning process for an upgrade to that transportation infrastructure.

August 9, 2013

Port of Long Beach Continues to Green and Expand Facilities, Operations

The Port of Long Beach directors and commissioners discuss upgrading facilities, planning for the expansion of the Panama Canal, and greening operations.

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