California

May 31, 2012

San Pedro Bay Ports, With Investment, To Remain a Vital Gateway for Trade

Sean Strawbridge, Managing Director of Trade Development and Port Operations for the Port of Long Beach, speaks at the LAEDC International Trade Outlook on how the port is adapting to changes in shipping patterns and technology.

May 31, 2012

What Has California’s Air Board Been Doing? Dan Sperling Connects the Actions Together

Dan Sperling, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Irvine and member of the California Air Resources Board describes California’s two-sided approach to reducing greenhouse gases through zero-emissions vehicles at the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium.

May 31, 2012

Milken’s Global 2012 Conference Assesses Looming Water Crisis

Excerpts from a Milken Institute Global Conference 2012 Panel, 'Water: Quenching the Planet's Insatiable Thirst', featuring David Beckman, Director of the Water Program and Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council, Evan Lovell, Founding Partner, Virgin Green Fund, and Marc Nathanson, Chairman, Falcon Waterfree Technologies.

April 27, 2012

After Redevelopment: A Proposal for a New Economic Development and Revitalization Program

Glen Wasserman, former COO of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, provides analysis on legislative proposals aimed at replacing redevelopment in California in the wake of its demise this past winter.

March 30, 2012

Arthur C Nelson: Two Factors - Age & Demographics - Are Impacting Housing Market Patterns of Choice

ULI recently published “The New California Dream,” a report by Arthur C Nelson arguing that demographic and economic factors at work in California will support the efforts of policy-makers in their efforts to implement SB 375, which requires the coordination of land use and transportation planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. TPR presents remarks Nelson made at a recent ULI breakfast followed by excerpts from the report’s executive summary.

March 30, 2012

Chet Widom: New California State Architect Opines on Priorities

Chet Widom spoke to leading architects in the Los Angeles area at an AIA event in March to explain what he intends to accomplish in his new position as State Architect. Review boards and documentation slow down the design and construction process significantly, and Widom faces the difficult challenge of speeding the process up with limited resources in a complicated bureaucracy.

February 26, 2012

Katherman: SoCal Water Supply Crisis Necessitates Conservation & Reuse

As California’s water infrastructure ages and grows increasingly vulnerable, the need for water supply alternatives has become a critical priority. Rob Katherman, Board Director of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, argues that Californians, especially Southern Californians, should look to conservation and reuse as the solution to their water problems.

February 26, 2012

California’s Water: A VerdeXchange Expert Panel on Reimagining the State’s Water Infrastructure

What is the condition of CA’s water delivery system? TPR excerpts a VX2012 panel moderated by Jack Baylis of the Shaw Group. Jeff Kightlinger of the Metropolitan Water District gives the ‘good’, the ‘bad’, and the ‘ugly’ of dealing with CA’s water infrastructure. Phil Isenberg of the Delta Stewardship Council follows with an analysis of water consumption and the impact that CA’s water usage and policy will have on the state’s water sources.

February 1, 2012

California’s Cap and Trade Fuels a Carbon Market

James Goldstene, Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board, and Robert Owen-Jones, Australian Government, discuss the states of the carbon markets today and how they will develop in the coming years as incentives mature and prices shift freely.

February 1, 2012

VerdeXchange 2012: Scaling Up Clean Tech in California and Canada

Cecilia Estolano, Celine Bak, and Robert Hertzberg discuss the trajectories of the clean tech industry at January's VerdeXchange Conference. What can California learn from Canada? And vice versa?

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