March 2021

April 1, 2021

LA Metro’s Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan—Heather Repenning

LA Metro's Heather Repenning highlights Metro’s Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan for integrating sustainability into all aspects of decision-making and execution at Metro and efforts to ensure equitable and sustainable mobility choices for transit-dependent residents across LA County.

April 1, 2021

LA100: The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study

To assist the City of Los Angeles in meeting its ambitious clean energy goals, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power commissioned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to provide the city with the analysis necessary to ensure a cost-effective, emissions-reducing and reliable path to 100% renewable energy. TPR excerpts here some of the study's key findings.

March 24, 2021

Bloomberg: The Road to Financing the Net Zero Energy Transition

Bloomberg’s recent The Road to Net Zero webinar was moderated by Bloomberg’s Sonali Basak, panelists Sean Kidney of Climate Bonds Initiative, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan’s Deborah Ng, and TD Securities’ Amy West address ESG strategy in light of COVID’s impact on green investments globally.

March 24, 2021

Cambridge, Mass’ Adopts Citywide Affordable Housing Overlay—A National Model

Alanna Mallon elaborates on the significance and necessity for the local land use regulation to significantly increase supply of permanent affordable housing in one of the nation’s most expensive and inflated housing markets.

March 11, 2021

Bruce Katz: The American Rescue Plan & Preparing Cities for an Equitable Recovery

Bruce Katz offers insights on how cities across the country are preparing for this unprecedented federal investment and strategizing to ensure an equitable and resilient recovery.

March 11, 2021

Feds to the Rescue, But The Peril Remains: Preventing the Next Fiscal Apocalypse

State and local governments across the country are breathing a sigh of relief with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, which provides $350 billion in aid to states and localities. Former Santa Monica City Manager, Rick Cole, on the implications of the fiscal reset on city budget, policy, and service priorities going forward. Cole asserts that the relief provides California with a unique opportunity to realign local revenues and rebalance the state-local fiscal relationship.

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