October 2019

October 28, 2019

Santa Monica Meets the 'Living Building Challenge' By Designing the Greenest Municipal Building in the World 

Amber Richane, Project Manager for the City of Santa Monica's new City Services Building, on the city's commitment to building the world's most sustainable public building.

October 28, 2019

State Senate Majority Leader Hertzberg Offers End-of-Session Assessment of 2019 Legislature

Sen. Hertzberg offers his thoughts on the just concluded legislative session, and further opines on the legacy of Prop 13 and the challenges facing governance when voters are increasingly factually starved and civically buffeted by populist social media.

October 23, 2019

US Rep. Earl Blumenauer Argues for a Reset & Reevaluation of Federal Housing Programs

US Rep. Blumenauer offers his Congressional perspective on our nation’s housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.

October 23, 2019

CCA’s Lall: CD14’s Next Councilmember Must Champion Downtown as the ‘Civic, Cultural, and Economic Heart’ of LA

CCA's Jessica Lall highlights DTLA’s significance as the economic and cultural heart of LA, and—on issues from transit to homelessness—its impact on surrounding cities and the region.

October 23, 2019

Related’s Bill Witte Unpacks California's 'Housing Affordability Crisis' 

Bill Witte, CEO and Chairman of Related California, on how state and local governments ought to respond to the state’s challenges housing affordability, growth in homelessness, and 'missing middle' housing supply.

October 17, 2019

Ken McCormick on Resurrecting Redevelopment for Missing-Middle Housing

McCormick argues that California's current lop-sided strategy of providing market-rate density-bonuses for affordability components fails to deliver the missing-middle housing the state needs most of all.

October 17, 2019

Laura Cornejo: Seasoned Transit Planner & Pasadena's New Transportation Director

Laura Cornejo offers her insights into the challenges of the new mobility paradigm and what it takes to generate bottom-up community support for density.

October 17, 2019

GO-Biz Chief Lenny Mendonca on the Future of Work

Lenny Mendonca and Dr. Fernando Guerra discuss the fundamental shift transforming the nature of work and how the nation-state of California reacts, defines, and regulates this fast-changing landscape.

October 3, 2019

Marqueece Harris-Dawson: ‘Destination Crenshaw' Showcases South LA's Strategic Advantage—Black Culture

Marqueece Harris-Dawson outlines Destination Crenshaw and highlights the economic development and community investment opportunities it brings to South LA.

October 3, 2019

City of Santa Monica: Modeling Effective Local Climate Action in Alignment with C40 Goals

City Manager Rick Cole outlines Santa Monica's actions and policies to realize the city's ambitious C40 goals.

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