VX2021 Speakers:

VX2021: Where Marketmakers Meet to Advance Clean & Green Tech Investments to Power Global Economic Recovery

With limitations continuing on indoor gathering and activities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors to the parks and open spaces managed by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority in Los Angeles County increased 400 percent in 2020.

Adel Hagekhalil

VXNews interviewed Adel Hagekhalil to elaborate on how StreetsLA leveraged resources and partnerships in a year of budget scarcity to continue its work to transform LA’s streets into urban oases that provide shade, stormwater capture, active transportation, urban cooling and more for communities across the City.

VX News excerpts A Better Road to the Future, the International Road Federation and McKinsey & Co's survey of the global road sector for a comprehensive view of trends and best practices to ensure road networks best fulfill the transportation needs of the people and economies they serve.

VX News marks US Infrastructure Week and kicks off Earth Month with this interview with LA Metro's Heather Repenning, executive officer of Metro’s Department of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, to offer her a platform to share her important work at the LA County transit agency.

John Shegerian

VX News interviewed ERI Executive Chairman, John Shegerian, on how ERI has evolved to be a global leader in responsible e-waste recycling by realizing the opportunities and global partnerships to be found in the transition from a take, make, and dispose linear model of extractive consumption, to one based on the principles of a circular economy.

Alan Lowenthal

This week Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) introduced the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act—a federal legislative approach that aims to reduce emissions from plastic waste by changing the incentives of the industry and shifting the burden of plastic pollution cleanup to product manufacturers.

VX News shares an interview of renowned LA landscape architect, Mia Lehrer, the newest appointee to the LADWP Board of Commissioners. Mia reflects on her firm's mission of advocacy by design as a process for making places that are environmentally significant and culturally meaningful to people and communities and helping implement projects—funded through bond measures and policies brought forward over time, whether on water, water conservation, shade, trees, or walkability.

Jeffrey Kightlinger

Jeffrey Kightlinger updates readers on regional efforts to enhance resiliency and ensure for generations the quality of water supply; and, alerts policymakers to the need for constant re-investment of the region’s (Southern California and Western States) essential water infrastructure.

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