California

February 19, 2013

TOD for Dummies: Allan Kotin Simplifies Transit-Adjacent Real Estate Development

Allan Kotin of Allan D. Kotin and Associates outlines the short-term decisions that can lead to substantial long-term returns on transit-oriented development in remarks delivered at the US High Speed Rail Conference in Downtown Los Angeles.

February 19, 2013

CALSTART’s 20th Anniversary Testimonials - How Time Flies!

CALSTART members gathered in Downtown LA in December to celebrate the transportation organization's 20th Anniversary and honor four recipients of the organization’s Blue Sky Award.

December 4, 2012

California Drops The Hammer On Inaugural Carbon Allowance Auction

In the following edited transcript, CARB chairwoman Mary Nichols reports the results of California’s first-ever carbon allowance auction, taking questions from the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, and others.

November 1, 2012

Felicia Marcus on Balancing California’s Water Quality, Supply, and Ecology

Felicia Marcus tells The Planning Report about her recent appointment to the California State Water Resources Control Board and about the state of water use and conservation in California.

October 1, 2012

OC CleanTech: Bob Foster, Mark Irwin Opine on Smart Grid

Excerpts from ISO Chair and Mayor of Long Beach Bob Foster's and Southern California Edison’s Mark Irwin's remarks on energy and the smart grid at the OC CleanTech Conference in September.

September 24, 2012

Cleantech Investor Tom Rand on Parallels of California and Canada's Clean Tech Markets & Government Initiatives

Tom Rand, Cleantech Practice, Lead Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada, discusses how markets are beginning to reflect the realities of climate change and what parallels exist between cleantech investment in California and Canada. Rand notes that industries across all sectors, from mining to forestry to manufacture, will have to plan carefully to reduce carbon emissions as part of staying flexible with an economy responding to climate change.

September 5, 2012

MWD’s Jeff Kightlinger Endorses Governor’s Preferred Delta Fix

TPR interview with Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District for Southern California, on Governor Brown's plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta project and on efforts Southern California has made towards greater water independence.

September 4, 2012

California Redevelopment: Its Abrupt Termination and a Texas-Inspired Proposal for a Fresh Start

Excerpts from USC Professor George Lefcoe's forthcoming article in Urban Lawyer explore the end of redevelopment in California and where lawmakers may turn next to establish tax increment financing tools.

September 4, 2012

Metro’s David Yale on MAP-21: It’s Shock Therapy for a Flatlining Gas Tax

David Yale, Executive Officer of Regional Programming for the Countywide Planning Department of Metro, explains how the newly passed Federal Surface Transportation bill, MAP-21, will impact Los Angeles County.

August 31, 2012

Deputy Resources Secretary Jerry Meral Expresses Optimism over Gov. Brown's Delta Plan

Jerry Meral, Deputy Secretary of Resources, discusses preservation and infrastructure efforts and working with stakeholders around the Bay Delta.

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