California

July 17, 2012

League of Cities Executive Director Implies Recent String of Bankruptcies Is Not Rock Bottom

Chris McKenzie, Executive Director of the California League of Cities, discusses the specter of bankruptcy and the structural difficulties cities face in addressing their fiscal deficits.

June 29, 2012

AIA/LA Healthy by Design Panel Addresses How Best to Incentivize Healthier Placemaking

AIA Design Conference panel moderated by TPR editor-in-chief David Abel, featuring Chet Widom (State Architect, State of California), Kate Diamond (HMC Architects), Dr. Jonathan Fielding (Director, LA County Dept. of Public Health), and Dr. Richard Jackson (UCLA).

June 29, 2012

High-Speed Rail Authority’s Dan Richard Argues for California’s Business Plan

Dan Richard, Board Chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, makes a compelling case for why high-speed rail is a prudent economic infrastructure project for California.

November 7, 2011

SoCal’s Air Quality & Transportation: “We Need to Bring Down the Silo Walls”

Air pollution is recognized as a negative externality resulting from California's transportation infrastructure. But with limited fiscal capacity, how can the state enact the structural changes necessary for protecting the air while improving mobility? Panelists at the Air Quality and Transportation Regional Conference in Los Angeles discuss how to bring leaders to the table to solve this issue.

November 3, 2011

LADWP’s Ron Nichols: We Need Capital Investment

Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.

November 3, 2011

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom: Regaining California’s Place as America’s Opportunity Capital

Snap out of it, California! Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke with Bill Allen, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, on the trajectories of the California economy. The Golden State once led the U.S. in job growth, but these figures have slumped since the 1980s. Lt. Gov. Newsom holds that the green economy, trade, manufacturing, and a skilled workforce will play strongly towards ensuring California's future prosperity.

July 28, 2019

CA Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis & China Commercial Affairs Minister Hong Zhu on China-California Trade Relations

Lt. Gov. Kounalakis and Minister Hong Zhu emphasize the value of continued openness and cooperation between China and California as trade tensions with the US remain unresolved.

May 20, 2019

Wall Street in My Backyard: Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project illustrates the influence and interest of Wall Street corporate landlords in California's housing market.

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

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.

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