Climate Resilience

May 19, 2022

Marta Segura: LA City’s First Climate Emergency Mobilization Director

TPR interviewed CEMO Director Marta Segura, a longtime environmental justice advocate who has spent decades designing programs and social change campaigns to address inequities and health gaps in communities across Los Angeles.

March 16, 2022

Transforming Cities’ Relationship with Nature; Excerpts from A City Age Event

Like the call to return the LA River to a more natural state, the idea of recreating more natural cities, called “biomimicry”, is a hot topic in contemporary planning and climate change resilience. In this event put on by City Age, what follows are excerpts by TPR of three different conversations on how cities might better coexist with nature.

February 8, 2022

SMMC’s Joe Edmiston ‘Jazzed’ by Newsom Spending & Open Space Priorities

TPR caught up with Santa Monica Mountain’s Conservancy Executive Director, Joe Edmiston, to elaborate on how the influx of federal and state infrastructure investments will impact Southern California conservation and open space projects.

September 20, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin on The Consequential Impacts Of Congress’ Budget & Infrastructure Votes This Month

As Democrats in Congress work to fashion and negotiate a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill this month, TPR asked Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) to elaborate on the significance of the pending federal spending frameworks.

February 16, 2020

C40 Chair & LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Kicks Off the Climate Decade at VX2020

Mayor Garcetti delivers remarks on how cities, like Los Angeles, are demonstrating the transformative power of the green economy to drive robust and sustainable growth while embracing the existential imperative of this decade, the Climate Decade.

December 2, 2019

LA's First City Forest Officer Rachel Malarich Tasked With Treating Trees As Living Infrastructure

City Forest Officer Rachel Malarich opines on her role in facilitating cooperation between the City’s departments to achieve a more equitable urban canopy.

June 13, 2019

CPUC's Transition to a Resilience Agency: Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen

Commissioner Cliff Rechtschaffen details how the California Public Utilities Commission is moving to play an active role in climate adaptation, resilience, and public safety.

November 22, 2017

Getting Cities Right: ULI Leaders on Disaster Resiliency & Built Environment Challenges

Five nationally renowned urban experts explore the role of planners and developers in helping cities become more resilient.

October 26, 2017

SF City Administrator Naomi Kelly's Vision of a Resilient San Francisco

Naomi Kelly elaborates on San Francisco's long-term, integrated resiliency projects, as well as the city's new Office of Cannabis and Digital Services Office.

November 29, 2016

Safeguarding California: CA’s Natural Resources Secretary on Resiliency & Climate Change Plans

Secretary John Laird on the comprehensive plan to protect California's natural resources.

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