Infrastructure

April 17, 2012

Dutch Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos: 'The Cost Comes Before the Benefit'

Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States, spoke about water, infrastructure, planning, ports, and cost-benefit analysis as the closing keynote speaker at the 2012 APA National Convention in Los Angeles.

March 29, 2012

Mayor Richard Daley: The Vital Role of Metropolitan Regions in Boosting Exports

Former Mayor of Chicago Richard Daley spoke at the Global Cities Initiative on March 21—a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase. Mayor Daley focuses on the steps major US cities must take to compete for jobs, business, and branding at an international scale, pointing to his efforts as Mayor to revive Chicago’s economic horizon. Through education, infrastructure, and public-private partnerships, cities can prepare for an interconnected world.

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

Darrell Steinberg: Time to Focus Intensely on State Water Bond

California State Senate President pro tempore Darrell Steinberg's remarks highlighting the need for lawmakers to unite behind a coherent state water investment plan. In budget stressed economic times, passing a multi-billion dollar water bond will be challenging. The need to create jobs and reinvest in California drives Senator Steinberg forward, despite only having imperfect policy solutions to work with.

February 1, 2012

Groundwater Management in California Needs Better Monitoring and Regulation

TPR is pleased to present the following excerpt from a panel, ‘Groundwater Management: Advancing Quality and Quantity’ at the Future of Water in Southern California conference in Los Angeles. M. Rhead Enion, a fellow in environmental law and policy at UCLA, offers a comparative view of the condition of groundwater management in California today and what steps the state may take to improve regulatory mechanisms and mitigate looming challenges.

June 30, 2011

AIA|LA-Dwell Hosts Symposium: The Architecture of Transportation

A panel of luminaries and leaders look to the future of transportation (while keeping an eye on the past).

March 3, 2011

L.A. Infrastructure Development Suffers From Lack of Strategic Planning

From public transit to water to healthcare, Los Angeles is in need of substantial capital investment. David Grannis explains.

January 11, 2007

MIR Readers Share Predictions for Investment of Infrastructure Bond Funds in 2007

With $40 billion to spend and nearly limitless need for repair and expansion of California's infrastructure, MIR readers share their hopes for 2007.

August 29, 2005

New L.A. Councilmember Bill Rosendahl Outlines Plans for City and CD 11

Councilmember Rosendahl discusses his roles on the L.A. City Council and his goals for CD 11 and its neighbors.

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