equity

State Water Board’s Laurel Firestone on Water’s New Normal—Chronic Scarcity

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Laurel Firestone

VX News interviewed State Water Resources Control Board Member, Laurel Firestone, who provides insight on water managers across the state are working to adapt to the new normal of chronic water scarcity.

HR&A LA’s Andrea Batista Schlesinger on Building Inclusive Cities

Andrea Batista Schlesinger, HR&A LA's new managing partner, recently shared with TPR how the firm’s national Inclusive Cities practice is examining fundamental questions of racial equity, economic justice, and the failure of traditional economic development approaches to address persistent challenges facing cities today. Schlesinger also elaborates on HR&A’s ongoing inclusive governance, citizen engagement, and community engagement work in Los Angeles, HR&A's founding city.

SCAG President Rex Richardson on Equitable Planning for Regional Sustainability

In September 2020, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) adopted Connect SoCal—the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy that envisions how the region will plan for and balance future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals over the next 25 years.

OPR Director Kate Gordon on State’s Policy Challenge: Integrating Climate, Growth, Sustainability, Resilience & Equity for a Better Normal

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Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning & Research and chair of the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), elaborates on the monumental task of aligning and integrating long-range planning on these issues across state agencies.

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