Los Angeles

AJC’s Ira Yellin Leadership Award Honors Mia and Michael Lehrer for Inclusively Greening Los Angeles

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Andy Lipkis

TreePeople President Andy Lipkis links the architectural and civic contributions of Mia and Michael Lehrer to the adaptation and investment challenges Los Angeles must address given our “new abnormal” climate.

Mayor Garcetti Intro of Al Gore’s Milken Global Conference Sustainability Revolution Remarks

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Mayor Eric Garcetti

At the Milken Global Conference 2018, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced former Vice President Al Gore to present on “The Sustainability Revolution: Seizing the Investment Opportunity of Our Generation.”

Los Angeles Pros Preach Smart Governance to Achieve Smart Cities

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Rick Cole

VX2018 convened smart city leaders Brian Swett (Arup), Amanda Daflos (City of LA), Miguel Santana (LA County Fair Association), LA Controller Ron Galperin, Michael Kelly (LA Coalition), and Rick Cole (Santa Monica) to discuss strategies for using data and building public-private partnerships.

Eco-Rapid Transit: Metro Light Rail to Connect Southeast Los Angeles County & DTLA

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Michael Kodama

Michael Kodama explains the West Santa Ana Branch Corridor "megaproject"—a proposed light rail connecting Downtown Los Angeles to Southeast L.A. County, which has endured the loss of manufacturing jobs alongside heavy industrial pollution and a dearth of mobility options.

Metro CEO Phil Washington's Update on LA's 21st Century Transportation Build-Out

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Phil Washington

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.

World Trade Leaders Opine On Uncertain Future of Trade At VX2017

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Vilma Martinez

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.