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May 14, 2019

OPR Director Kate Gordon on Managing California’s Utilities, Wildfires, Housing & Transportation Planning

Gov. Newsom's Director of the Office of Planning & Research, Kate Gordon, presents her office’s extensive responsibilities and initiatives addressing resilience and sustainability.

May 9, 2019

Mayor Eric Garcetti on LA's Green New Deal

In April, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released LA’s Green New Deal, an update that accelerates many of the targets laid out in the city’s 2015 Sustainable City pLAn represents a concerted effort to equitably lead the region to a sustainable, decarbonized future.

May 9, 2019

Richard Florida: 'Build More Housing' Is No Match for Inequality

Richard Florida responds to findings by UCLA professor Michael Storper suggesting that untargeted upzoning can exacerbate high housing costs, inequality, and displacement.

May 9, 2019

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand: Wiener's SB 50 is a Win for the Haves, Leaves Behind the Have-Nots

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand discusses what’s at stake for local control when the State Capitol—lobbied heavily by both real estate and Silicon Valley tech interests—pushes a one-size-fits-all solution to California's housing affordability problems.

April 30, 2019

Zev Yaroslavsky: Why SB 50 is Not Right for LA

Zev Yaroslavsky, now the Director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, talks about the SB 50's problematic “one-size-fits-all” structure and its potential to cause irreparable harm to Los Angeles’s landscape, without addressing the lack of affordable housing.

April 29, 2019

USC Climate Forward: Navigating the Politics of Climate Change

Robert Shrum, former CA State Senator Kevin de León, former US Representative Bob Inglis, NYT’s Lisa Friedman, Helena CEO, Henry Elkus, and Assoc. Prof. of Climate Science, Jean Emile-Geay, discuss mustering the political will for national climate action.

April 29, 2019

The Future of Streets and the Value of Shared, Multimodal Transit

Harvard Graduate School of Design Asst. Professor Andres Sevstuk; City of LA senior city planner Claire Bowin; Rachel Nguyen of Renault Nissan Future Lab; and Ryan J. Westrom, mobility partnerships lead at Ford Smart Mobility’s Greenfield Lab, explore the past and future of urban mobility in Los Angeles in light of the rapid advent of automated, shared, and electric transportation technologies.

April 29, 2019

Long Beach Mayor Garcia on Aligning Regional Bus Services

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, a Metro Board member, shares how the Metro NextGen effort is progressing and the need to align bus service throughout LA.

April 24, 2019

History & Evolution of Historic Preservation on the West Coast

Architect Brenda Levin, FAIA and Principal of Levin & Associates, presents an illuminating account of the evolution of historic preservation and the unique role women have played in Los Angeles architecture.

April 24, 2019

'Hate Traffic? Think Small': Culver City Mayor’s 2019 State of the City Remarks

Mayor Small focusing on inclusive growth and public-private partnerships in the resurgent Culver City, which has secured major agreements with Amazon, Netflix, and Apple.

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