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