January/February 2013

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.

February 19, 2013

VX2013/FutureBuild: Bogaard & Caruso Address Sustainability

Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and California real estate developer Rick Caruso, CEO of Caruso Affiliated, together discuss sustainable development a the 2013 VerdeXchange / ULI-FutureBuild Conference.

February 19, 2013

CARB’s Nichols: Elections Have Consequences for Climate Change

CARB Chair Mary Nichols opened the VerdeXchange VX2013 conference in describing the ongoing California initiatives for cleaner air and more energy-efficient vehicles, including CARB’s cap-and-trade auction, the Plug-In-Vehicle Collaborative, a low-carbon fuel standard, and renewable energy mandates.

February 19, 2013

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster’s 2013 State of the City Message

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster’s 2013 State of the City address notes that although Long Beach’s has survived the fiscal recession, government must resist the temptation to borrow against the future.

February 19, 2013

James Kelly Forecasts Growth of Smart Grid Sector

James Kelly, former Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Environmental Policy for Southern California Edison, charts the fast-evolving changes and innovations of today’s smart grid sector.

February 19, 2013

TOD for Dummies: Allan Kotin Simplifies Transit-Adjacent Real Estate Development

Allan Kotin of Allan D. Kotin and Associates outlines the short-term decisions that can lead to substantial long-term returns on transit-oriented development in remarks delivered at the US High Speed Rail Conference in Downtown Los Angeles.

February 19, 2013

CALSTART’s 20th Anniversary Testimonials - How Time Flies!

CALSTART members gathered in Downtown LA in December to celebrate the transportation organization's 20th Anniversary and honor four recipients of the organization’s Blue Sky Award.

February 19, 2013

Denny Zane On The Necessity to Rethink How Transportation Infrastructure Is Financed

Denny Zane recasts disappointment with the failure of Measure J to pass last November as a call for more creative and collaborative thinking among transit advocates.

February 19, 2013

David Jacot: LADWP’s New Director of Energy Efficiency Has a Mandate & $267 Million to Spend

Interview with David Jacot, Director of Energy Efficiency at the LADWP, on the $267-million energy efficiency budget for the next two fiscal years.

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