Active Strategic Planning for Local Energy and Climate Programs
Intro by Joseph Oldham and Liz Yager
Plan your work and work your plan. That is a phrase that has dominated my working life for the past two decades. However, I must admit my planning in the early days was not always strategic; in other words, it did not have a long-term vision behind the plan. The value of developing a long-term vision and planning with that vision in mind is what the video you are about to watch is all about.
BayREN PROP Final Report
Intro by Joseph Oldham
I first learned of the BayREN PROP report in April, 2015. After reading it, I was impressed at how well the BayREN team uncovered one of the most significant challenges facing California efforts to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings.
LA County Water / Energy Nexus Project
by Erin Brewster
In response to the ongoing drought, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed the County Office of Sustainability (COS) in late 2014 to lead the effort to implement water conservation measures in County facilities and track the results as part of its ongoing green building services program.
Getting Smart about Smart Cities
by Kif Scheuer
As technology proliferates to all facets of our lives, and citizens are increasingly connected, Local governments are increasingly hearing about “smart cities” technologies that combine deep digital strategies, big data, and citizen connectivity to increase the efficiency and engagement of the public sector. Many of these smart city solutions are specifically aimed at helping local government to advance sustainability goals.
Taking it to the Next Level: Looking from the 2015 National Adaptation Forum towards the 2016 California Adaptation Forum
by Kif Scheuer
It’s been almost a year since the first California Adaptation Forum was held in Sacramento. As intended LGC is alternating CAF years with the National Adaptation Forum, so we can compliment the national dialogue on adaptation with our state efforts.
News and Events
California Climate Action Planning Conference
August 13-14, 2015 in San Luis Obispo, CA
This conference focuses on in-depth issues in GHG emissions reduction and climate adaptation at the local and regional level. Panels will feature leaders in the field, bringing participants the most up-to-date and advanced thinking.
California Climate Change Symposium
August 24-25, 2015 in Sacramento, CA
The premier forum for the sharing of cutting-edge research addressing the impacts of climate change on the state. This research informs the state’s strategies and policies to reduce GHG emissions and to develop programs to safeguard California from a changing climate.
Verge City Summit: Partnerships and Financing for Resilient Infrastructure
October 26, 2015 in San Jose, CA
City Summit brings together public and private sector leaders to address how cities and companies can partner to finance and implement resilient city infrastructure. It’s a powerful, one-day working session designed to accelerate scalable, replicable solutions to pressing urban challenges.
Use discount code V15LGC to save 10% on registration for VERGE 2015.
New Partners for Smart Growth
February 11-13, 2016 in Portland, OR
The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event will focus on “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities.” The program includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, focused training sessions, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities.
California Adaptation Forum
September 7-8, 2016 in Long Beach, CA
Save the date and stay tuned for more details for the 2nd biennial California Adaptation Forum. This forum reflects the diverse needs and challenges facing California and brings together leading voices from around the state to share insights about how we can most effectively respond.