Winter 2017

LA County’s First Chief Sustainability Officer To Regionally Advance Sustainability

Issue: 
Gary Gero

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.

City Of LA Overhauls Waste-Hauling Franchise Operations

Issue: 
Heather Repenning

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.

CBRE's New SoCal Home Walks the Talk: A Model of Partnership, Place-Making, and Wellness

Issue: 
Lew Horne

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.

Felicia Marcus on The Role of Water Data & California’s Conservation Efforts

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Felicia Marcus, Chair of CA Water Resources Control Board

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.

How Are Disruptive Energy Technologies Integrating Into Utility Models?

Issue: 
Rich Barone, Hawaiian Electric

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.

Mobility Leaders Opine on Rapidly Changing Vehicle Ecosystem

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Mark Fields, CEO and President of Ford Motor Company

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.

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