June 2006

June 28, 2006

APTA President Millar Lauds National Investments in Public Transit; Encourages L.A. to Do More

APTA's Bill Millar notes the L.A. region's great progress in public transit and offers a strategy for the region to compete for scarce federal funds.

June 28, 2006

Municipal WiFi: Diamond Bar Offers Lessons For Jurisdictions Implementing Networks

City of Diamond Bar Information Services Director Ken Desforges presages the next great infrastructure revolution--ubiquitous wireless broadband access.

June 28, 2006

"Beyond ‘Chinatown'" Recounts History of the MWD-America's ‘Most Important Water Agency'

UC San Diego political science professor Steve Erie debunks some of the mystery intrigue surrounding the history of the Metropolitan Water District.

June 28, 2006

Alameda Corridor Goes Full-Steam Ahead, but Goods Movement Needs Billions More

ACTA CEO John Doherty discusses ways for future infrastructure projects to emulate and expand upon the success of the Alameda Corridor.

June 28, 2006

Heal the Bay Advocates for TMDL Compliance And Cleaner Waterways

Mark Gold celebrates improvements in water quality but warns that the battle against dirty storm water has only begun.

June 26, 2006

County Public Works Needs Bond Funds to Invest in County Roads & Mobility

LADPW Director Donald Wolfe describes the vast challenge of maintaining the infrastructure of the nation's largest county.

June 21, 2006

Curitiba Mayor Jaime Lerner: ‘Simple' Strategies Can Transforms Cities, States, and Communities

The genius behind the transformation of Curitiba, Brazil, encourages cities to strive for sustainability, growth, and creativity.

June 21, 2006

Husband-and-Wife Team Hodgetts+Fung Receive Gold Award from AIA's Los Angeles Chapter

Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung reflect on receiving the L.A. AIA's highest honor at the 2006 AIA convention.

June 21, 2006

Success of State Affordable Housing Bond Important to San Diego Housing Authority

SD Housing authority head Betsy Morris provides an in-depth analysis of the state's housing crisis and explains some strategies that could alleviate it.

June 21, 2006

Unhealthy By Design? Not If Cities Plan Liveable, Dense, Walkable Neighborhoods

LA Planning Director Gail Goldberg and California Endowment head Dr. Robert Ross encourage healthy communities through smart planning.



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