California Summit 2014

California Summit 2014

Lunch Program: Bay to Basin: Cities Make a Comeback

Thursday, November 20, 2014 / 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

California is witnessing a resurgence of the city as a driver of policy and economic growth, a dramatic reversal of the multidecade suburban exodus. People are choosing to live and work in more densely populated areas, spurring change in how everything from social services to culture is delivered. Cities everywhere, large and small, are addressing global challenges on the local level. This includes tackling 21st century problems such as population densification, water management and sustainability, and energy transformation and conservation. City leaders are also exploring alternatives for paying their bills, including innovative financing mechanisms and public-private partnerships for infrastructure development. What can California's cities teach the world?

Welcoming Remarks

Mindy Silverstein

Managing Director, Milken Institute

Introduction By

Scott Minerd

Chairman of Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners


Kevin Klowden

Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute


Carol Armstrong

Director, L.A. River Project Office, Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles

William Bailey

Mayor, City of Riverside

Austin Beutner

Publisher and CEO, Los Angeles Times

Dale Bonner

Executive Chairman, Plenary Concessions; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute

Jim Wunderman

President and CEO, Bay Area Council

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