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 UCLA Department of Urban Planning are partnering to develop a roadmap for revitalizing and transforming Los Angeles’ manufacturing base to create quality careers for those struggling in poverty, as well as to support a transition to cleaner, more sustainable urban communities.
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. By developing a typology based on specific opportunities and challenges that local manufacturing firms face in retaining or creating quality jobs, PERE’s research will inform the development of a comprehensive policy agenda.
Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: Policies, Planning, and Partnerships for Quality Jobs
By Research Team: John-Edwards Guevarra, Madeline Wander, Steven Guerry, Seth Boots, Jason Hyde, Lys Mendez, G.H. Ian Elder, Antonio Sanchez, Craig Raphael, Brenda Pérez, Doug Smith, William Hamilton
June 14, 2012
Roadmap to Green Manufacturing: Policies Planning, and Partnerships for Quality Jobs
By Research Team: USC PERE, LAANE, Green for All, and Goetz Wolff of UCLA Urban Planning Department
Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference West
March 16, 2012
A Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: Policies, Planning, and Partnership for Quality Jobs
A Comprehensive Capstone Project
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Urban & Regional Planning
Prepared for: USC’s Program for Environmental & Regional Equity (PERE), Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), Green For All
Towards a Roadmap to Green Manufacturing in Los Angeles: A Preliminary Assessment
By the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, UCLA Department of Urban Planning, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and Green for All