A Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: Policies, Planning, and Partnerships for Quality Jobs

The current nexus of climate change policy, land use planning, and public transit investments in California, and Los Angeles in particular, creates an exciting opportunity to establish a nationally-relevant model for urban manufacturing that generates good jobs, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and better aligns with a new vision that calls for more sustainable urban communities.

With funding from the Surdna Foundation, PERE, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), Green For All, and Goetz Wolff of the UCLA Department of Urban Planning are partnering to develop a roadmap for revitalizing Los Angeles’ manufacturing base to create quality careers for those struggling in poverty, as well as to support the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable urban community.

In coordination with UCLA, PERE is analyzing the manufacturing subsectors where companies currently manufacture – or have the capacity to retool to produce – component parts for rail cars, clean vehicles, and other clean technologies. PERE’s research and subsequent firm typology informs the development of a policy agenda for quality jobs in manufacturing.”

Publications


 

Towards a Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: A Preliminary Assessment

Research Team: PERE, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and Green for All 
January 2012

Resources


 

A Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: Policies, Planning, and Partnerships for Quality Jobs

A Comprehensive Capstone Project

By Graduate Students of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning

Spring 2012

In Bid for New Buses, L.A. Demands American-Made

By Matt Bevilacqua
Next City
Feburary 21, 2013

 

L.A. Bus Buy Creates New U.S. Jobs... Let's Make Sure Other Cities Follow Suit

By Linda Nguyen-Perez and Michelle Knapik
Huffington Post Blog
February 20, 2013

Presentations

Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: Policies, Planning, and Partnerships for Quality Jobs

Research Team: Graduate Students of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning under the instruction of Goetz Wolff
June 18, 2012

Partners

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
http://laane.org/

Green for All
http://greenforall.org/

UCLA Urban Planning
http://publicaffairs.ucla.edu/urban-planning

Supported by:

Surdna Foundation
http://www.surdna.org/

  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
  • 950 W. Jefferson Blvd., JEF 102
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1291