Spring 2019

CA OPR Director Kate Gordon on Managing State Plans for Utilities, Wildfires, Housing & Transportation Planning

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Gov. Newsom's Director of the Office of Planning & Research, Kate Gordon, spoke recently to an AIA-LA luncheon audience to present her office’s extensive responsibilities and initiatives addressing resilience of sustainability.

Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot on Challenges of New Climate Reality

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California Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot delivers a keynote address focusing on the economic, social and environmental challenges the state and localities are addressing in response to a new climate normal.

VX 2019: Commercializing Carbon-to-Value Innovations

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At VerdeXchange 2019, impact investors and climate scientists examined the challenge of commercializing innovative “carbon-to-value” technologies and their potential to transform industries, policy regimes, and climate action paradigms.

CalEPA Secretary Blumenfeld on Governor Newsom's Water & Climate Priorities

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Jared Blumenfeld

VX News sat down with new CalEPA Secretary Blumenfeld to discuss safe and affordable drinking water legislation, organic recycling policy, and taking on the federal government's inaction on climate.

USC Climate Forward: Navigating the Politics of Climate Change

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Kevin De León

Without federal leadership to address the realities of global climate change, the responsibility has fallen largely on states, cities, and the private sector to implement the system change necessary to stave off the worst effects of a warming planet.

VX2019: Public Transit's Adaptation to IoT, the Shared Economy, & Ubiquitous Information

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Deborah Flint

At the VerdeXchange 2019 Conference, the foremost stewards of mobility in California met to discuss coming innovations in air, train, and vehicle travel—particularly autonomous technology.

VX2019: LA Mayor Garcetti, DiCaprio CEO Tamminen & SMMC ED Edmiston on "Rebuilding Right"

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Eric Garcetti

VX2019 convened regional leaders on climate change, environmental protection, and sustainable development to discuss how communities can rebuild after disasters.

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