Governing the Sustainable Future of Los Angeles

by Caroline Stevens What could Southern California’s urban metropolis look like 20 years? Picture algae encased skyscrapers that absorb carbon dioxide and organically recycle water from within their walls. Imagine community hospitals that never use a single kilowatt-hour of energy from the utility grid. Envision an international airport that recycles 417 million gallons of water on-site…

Water supply scarcity in Southern California

(originally posted in The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation 2011 and 2012 Report page 24-25) Water shortages are an unfortunate reality in Southern California, a desert region characterized by an arid climate, flash floods, and cyclical droughts. Beginning with the 1913 arrival of aqueduct water, the Los Angeles area has relied on water imports for…

A Conversation with Ronald Loveridge – Urban and Suburban Sustainability

A conversation on urban and suburban sustainability, and the role of leadership and local governance with longtime Mayor of Riverside, Ronald Loveridge through the USC Students Talk Back Series. Students Talk Back is a weekly series presented in partnership with USC Dornsife College’s Unruh Institute of Politics, the USC Price Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, and…