February 2017

February 28, 2017

Gov. Brown Prioritizes California’s Water and Transportation Infrastructure Spending

At a recent press conference, Governor Brown said that Californians need to "belly up to the bar and start spending money" to fund resilient, climate-smart water, transportation, and energy infrastructure.

February 27, 2017

The Transformative Prospects Of An LA 2024 Olympics

As LA seeks to host its third Olympic Games in 2024, VerdeXchange and Urban Land Institute convened the champions of the bid at VX2017/ULI's FutureBuild.

February 27, 2017

Parks and Placemaking: How Will LA Spend $93 Million Annually in Park Funding?

In November, Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax to fund the creation and restoration of parks countywide. VX2017 brought civic leaders together to discuss how those funds can transform the region.

February 24, 2017

Mark Ridley-Thomas On Funding Homeless Services Through Measure H

LA County Supervisor Ridley-Thomas discusses how Measure H can bring stability to 45,000 lives over the next five years.

February 23, 2017

Rick Cole on City Planning: A Call To Action For Civic Leaders

At the recent VerdeXchange 2017/ULI–LA FutureBuild, Rick Cole addressed the systemic, embedded problems in LA’s current politicized planning regime.

February 23, 2017

José Huizar On Downtown Building & City Council Vote To Reform Planning In Shadow Of Measure S Vote

Councilmember José Huizar authored a motion calling for Community Plan updates to be completed every six years. He believes City Hall can establish and fund a framework for the “real work” of planning.

February 21, 2017

New Strategic Growth Council Program Funds Catalytic, Neighborhood-Level Transformational Projects

SGC Executive Director Randall Winston provides insights to the new Transformational Climate Communities initiative, which is currently engaging stakeholders on its program guidelines.

February 21, 2017

LADOT’s Seleta Reynolds’ VX2017 Panel: City Building For Autonomous Vehicles & Planning For Disruption

At VX2017, transportation leaders came together for an ULI-Los Angeles FutureBuild panel regarding how to accommodate the impacts of autonomous vehicles among the lack of city planning in Southern California.

February 21, 2017

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Announces Stormwater Fee Framework At VX2017

Supervisor Kuehl announced her intention to put together a way to finance regional stormwater collaboration efforts to address the Los Angeles County region's pertinent infrastructure needs.

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