June 2008

June 30, 2008

Senator Barack Obama Addresses U.S. Conference of Mayors; Calls for Renewed Dedication to Cities

Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama promises to help cities and regions ‘renew and rebuild' neglected infrastructure.

June 30, 2008

Move L.A.'s Denny Zane Enlists Broad Support for Local Half-Cent Sales Tax for Congestion Relief

Former Santa Monica Mayor and Move L.A. Executive Director Denny Zane details the political process surrounding the L.A. County sales tax increase that is working its way onto the November ballot.

June 30, 2008

After Successful Project in Ottawa, Plasco Energy Globally Markets Waste-to-Energy Technology

Plasco's Alisdair McLean explains how waste-to-energy technology could be a crucial component in achieving regional waste reduction and renewable energy portfolio goals.

June 30, 2008

Mary Nichols Previews CARB's Release of Draft Scoping Plan for AB 32 Implementation

The world is watching as California takes the first major steps toward the ambitious carbon emission goals set by AB 32.

June 30, 2008

Immigrant Contributions In An Aging America: Dowell Myers Essay Published by Federal Reserve

USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development Professor Dowell Myers presents evidence that immigrants can fill the crucial economic roles left vacant by an aging population.

June 30, 2008

U.S. Army Corps' L.A. River Decision Could Speed Development Along Nation's Rivers

L.A. City Public Works Commissioner Paula Daniels explains the precendent-setting decision by the Army Corps of Engineers declaring the L.A. River a non-navigable waterway.

June 30, 2008

Cole: AB 32 Compels Adoption of Smart Growth Principles

Ventura City Manager Rick Cole argues that California's leadership in greenhouse gas emissions mitigation will set a new development standard and change the way Americans live.

June 30, 2008

Michael Keston Opines On Prospects For Housing Market Recovery

Larwin Company CEO and USC instructor and benefactor Michael Keston appeals for flexibility and patience amidst the ongoing housing and credit crises.


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