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Submitted on July 21, 2017 - 2pm

After five years of leading the embattled authority in charge of implementing the California High Speed Rail project, Jeff Morales joins VX News for an exit interview to provide some insights on the future of the transformative rail network.

Submitted on July 21, 2017 - 2pm

Los Angeles water experts convened to discuss how integrated solutions could provide resilient and clean local water supply in an era of climate change.

Submitted on July 19, 2017 - 10pm

At a recent talk hosted by the Creative Artist Agency Foundation, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger charted a path forward for climate action at the subnational level of government.

Phil Washington
Submitted on June 14, 2017 - 11am

Facing a dramatic cut in federal funding, VX News sat down with the head of Los Angeles' public transportation operation agency about the impacts to their ambitious flurry of rail projects.

John Emerson
Submitted on June 14, 2017 - 11am

Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, VX News sat down with former U.S. Ambassador to Germany John Emerson to gather his opinions on this administration’s impact on trade and commerce, climate action, and political discourse in Europe.

Vilma Martinez
Submitted on March 28, 2017 - 1pm

How will business activities, especially in the clean tech and innovation sector, be affected by federal policies? At VX2017, VerdeXchange and the World Trade Center-Los Angeles convened political leaders to discuss the importance of trade and investment to the region and the United States in general.

Cheryl Santor
Submitted on March 14, 2017 - 5pm

With more and more infrastructure coming to rely on a network of computers communicating around the clock, the most critical functions of our cities could soon be more vulnerable than ever before. In the Internet age, urban “resilience” means not only responding to climate change, but also protecting our ubiquitous networks from both hack and glitch. At VX2017, cybersecurity experts discussed how agencies are staying ahead of the curve of the new, advanced technology taking over our cities.

Submitted on March 14, 2017 - 5pm

Resiliency and climate adaptation efforts seek to buffer humans from the impacts of climate change. In South Louisiana, entire communities are now at-risk to the impacts of sea-level rise. VX News speaks with Steven Bingler, the leader of one of the most innovative, community-led resiliency projects that is seeking to design a bipartisan blueprint for climate adaptation work in the region.

Submitted on March 14, 2017 - 4pm

Over the past eight years, Fresno has been in the skilled hands of Ashley Swearengin. A veteran of water, transportation, and economic development battles, the former Mayor opines on lessons learned during her productive eight years. VX News is pleased to present an exit interview with former Mayor Swearengin.

CPUC Chair Michael Picker
Submitted on March 14, 2017 - 3pm

The growing set of renewable energy technologies, programs and financing schemes that customers are seeing today include claims that you can go “off the grid” for $30 per month. At VX2017, energy leaders from the regulatory, utility, and business community came together to confirm the realities, the true costs, and the societal impacts of distributed generation, home storage, and an “interactive grid”.

Sheila Kuehl
Submitted on February 23, 2017 - 11am

At VerdeXchange 2017, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl announced her plans to introduce a motion to develop a countywide funding measure for stormwater capture and management.

Seleta Reynolds
Submitted on February 23, 2017 - 11am

Autonomous vehicles are on the verge of redefining the role of streets in car-dominated Southern California. How will we plan for autonomous vehicles and connected fleets within our existing public transportation and civic infrastructure?

Gary Gero
Submitted on January 16, 2017 - 3pm

Recently, Los Angeles County brought on Gary Gero as its first ever Chief Sustainability Officer. VX News sat down with Gero to outline his strategies for achieving stormwater, clean energy, and public transportation goals.

Heather Repenning
Submitted on January 15, 2017 - 3pm

In December, the Los Angeles City Council passed the Zero Waste LA program, a new public-private waste hauling franchise partnership designed to address the 3 million tons of waste. In advance of VerdeXchange 2017's discussion on the future of the waste sector, Vice President of the Board of Public Works Heather Repenning joined VX News.

Lew Horne
Submitted on January 4, 2017 - 2pm

In an age of rapid disruption, innovation, shared spaces, and adaptive reuse, CBRE Inc. is attempting to reshape the vision for commercial real estate with its newly opened Glendale offices.

Nate Lewis
Submitted on January 4, 2017 - 2pm

Caltech Professor Nate Lewis explores the cutting-edge clean technologies that will build and run our cities in the near future.

Felicia Marcus, Chair of CA Water Resources Control Board
Submitted on November 21, 2016 - 11pm

Last month, the White House Council on Environmental Quality partnered with the California State Water Resources Control Board and other agencies to launch the California Water Data Challenge. State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus joined VX News to discuss the importance of leverage publicly available data to support creative solutions to California’s water challenges.

Rich Barone, Hawaiian Electric
Submitted on November 21, 2016 - 5pm

Regional smart grid leaders (including Hawaiian Electric's Rich Barone, pictured) discuss how the rollout of distributed generation, renewables, and electric and autonomous vehicles are shifting in relationships among energy customer, utilities, and municipalities.

Mark Fields, CEO and President of Ford Motor Company
Submitted on November 21, 2016 - 5pm

This month, Automobility LA convened established and nascent industry leaders to elaborate on their vision of for an urban transportation future cultivated by public and private cooperation. VX News presents a discussion of this future among Ford Motors President and CEO Mark Fields, Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, and Chariot Co-founder and CEO Ali Vahabzadeh.

California State Senator Bob Wieckoswki
Submitted on November 2, 2016 - 2pm

California State Senator Wieckowski opines on his SB 246's work to improve statewide resiliency coordination, as well as other accomplishments as Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.