July 2019

July 30, 2019

Metro’s Phil Washington Urges ‘Carrot & Stick’ Approach to Transit Ridership

LA Metro CEO Phil Washington and Ethan Elkind, Climate Program Director at UC Berkeley, discuss Metro’s ambitious project lineup and the agency’s policies to promote equitable, dense, and affordable transit-oriented development in Los Angeles.

July 30, 2019

PLUS²: Strategies to Foster Equitable Development of Transit-Oriented, Affordable Housing

In this panel, LA City Planning Director Vince Bertoni, Investing in Place ED Jessica Meaney, Act-LA’s Asiyahola Sankara, Thai CDC ED Chanchanit Martorell, and Thomas Yee discuss their vision for equitable, affordable TOCs.

July 29, 2019

PropTech: Blueprint Power's Robyn Beavers on Turning Buildings into Power Plants

Robyn Beavers, CEO of Blueprint Power, discusses the emerging intersection between the real estate and clean tech industries that could propel building decarbonization efforts while providing significant revenue streams to building owners.

July 28, 2019

Landmark Auto Industry Emission Agreement Reconfirms California’s ‘Authority’ Over Standards

CARB announced a framework agreement between the state and automakers to strengthen gas mileage standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a potentially confrontational response to federal rollback efforts.

July 28, 2019

CA Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis & China Commercial Affairs Minister Hong Zhu on China-California Trade Relations

Lt. Gov. Kounalakis and Minister Hong Zhu emphasize the value of continued openness and cooperation between China and California as trade tensions with the US remain unresolved.

July 12, 2019

Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery Report Confirms Status Quo Not Sustainable

CPUC Commissioner Carla Peterman highlights the wildfire commission's findings and discusses regulatory solutions that balance the competing concerns of wildfire victims, ratepayers, and electric utilities.

July 12, 2019

Steve Westly & Dan Schnur on Harnessing Private Sector Innovation in Public Transportation

Steve Westly and Dan Schnur opine on the need for cities to look beyond high-speed rail and embrace emerging transportation technologies to mitigate the environmental and quality-of-life impacts caused by cars.

July 12, 2019

Promoting Reliability & Growth with a Diverse Energy Portfolio

Californians for Balanced Energy Solutions executive director, Jon Switalski, and board chair, Matt Rahn, discuss the valuable role that renewable natural gas can play in supporting a resilient, all-of-the-above energy strategy.

July 2, 2019

SCI-Arc’s Hernan Diaz Alonso on Architecture as ‘More than Buildings’

SCI-Arc director Hernan Diaz Alonso on the school’s curricular transformation and the role of ethics in architecture as new technologies and materials enable limitless possibilities in the built environment.

July 2, 2019

MWD’s New Chair, Gloria Gray, Prioritizes Reliability of Supply & Affordability

In this interview, MWD Board Chair Gloria Gray shares how she plans to steer the largest water supplier in the nation through changing political priorities and climate conditions to continue safeguarding the future of California's water.

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