Arrowhead 2009 | Economic Crisis as Opportunity for Reform 2017-06-13T11:52:35+00:00

The 19th Annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation – Land Use – Environment Connection: “Economic Crisis as Opportunity for Reform

Held October 18-20, 2009 at UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

Program

Presentations

Proceedings

This is an unprecedented time. The depth of the economic downturn is historic, and its effects on cities, regions, land markets, and transportation systems are profound. Record foreclosures threaten the social and fiscal stability of cities, while those responsible for transportation systems face both deep budget cuts and expectations that increased transportation/infrastructure spending can help to stimulate the economy. Further, the specter of climate change has shifted debates over land use – transportation relationships and their role in a new, greener economy. New state legislation seeks to incorporate greenhouse gas emissions into planning practice, and some form of federal legislation is on the horizon. Amidst these economic and environmental challenges, however, are opportunities to effect fundamental changes to public policies and planning practice. Accordingly, this year’s UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium explores these challenges and the opportunities they present for reforming the transportation – land use –environmental connection.

Over two and one-half days the participants in this symposium will explore the roots of the current economic crisis, its global scale and its local implications for both transportation systems and local government finance. We will examine the crisis in transportation finance, why a sustainable finance system has proven elusive, and what opportunities are presented by the current economic crisis for reforming how we pay for transportation. We will also address the challenges to building consensus for action amidst potentially competing economic and environmental imperatives, and consider opportunities to better measure and evaluate the performance of urban and transportation systems across a wide array of objectives. Finally, we will turn to debates over efforts to fundamentally alter systems of governance and public policymaking in California in order to increase the stability, accountability, and performance of government at all levels in the Golden State. Fundamental change, whether it is to the structure of state governance or to the roles of local planners, most often occurs during times of stress. As such, the symposium will close with a sharing of ideas – large and small – for positive change in
response to economic crises. This symposium is intended for decision makers and analysts at all levels of the public and private sectors whose work concerns land and transportation systems and their environmental consequences.

2009 Sponsors

LEAD SPONSORS

California Department of Transportation
Orange County Transportation Authority
Southern California Association of Governments
Southern California Edison
The Ralph & Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
University of California Transportation Center

CO-SPONSORS

Automobile Club of Southern California
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
California Air Resources Board
Federal Highway Administration
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles World Airports
Port of Long Beach
San Bernardino Associated Governments
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Southern California Gas Company
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Western Riverside Council of Governments

 

For twenty-four years the Transportation–Land Use–Environment Connection symposium has been attended by over 100 public, private, and academic leaders annually.

The unique signature of this series is its balance, of both scholarly and practice-oriented presentations, and ideological perspectives. Recent topics include:

 

Each year, the program sponsor steering committee selects a topic to be covered in various dimensions by approximately 30 academic, government, and private sector speakers from around the globe.  Recent scholarly speakers include:

  • Alan Altshuler and Jose Gomez-Ibanez (Harvard),
  • Robert Burchell and John Pucher (Rutgers),
  • Robert Cervero and Martin Wachs (Berkeley),
  • Anthony Downs (Brookings),
  • Genevieve Giuliano and Randolf Hall (USC),
  • David Godschalk and John Kasarda (North Carolina)

 

Directions to the
UCLA Lake Arrowhead
Conference Center
(see maps below)
From Los Angeles: Take the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) East to the I-215 North. Travel on the I-215 for 6 miles. At Hwy 30/Mountain Resorts, bear right and exit the freeway at Waterman Avenue (Hwy 18). Turn left on Waterman Avenue and continue on Hwy 18 into the mountains for 22 miles. Turn left at Lake Arrowhead sign (Hwy 173). Follow road 2 miles down to the Lake Arrowhead Village four-way stop. Turn right at the stoplight and continue around the lake on Hwy 173 for 4-3/4 miles to Willow Creek Road. You will pass a gas station and a marina. Drive approximately 1.2 miles past the hospital turnoff and look for the Conference Center sign. Turn left onto Willow Creek Road and drive to the end of the road (about 1/2 mile). Make two right turns and you have arrived at the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. The Main Lodge is the first building on the right as you enter the main parking lot.
Ground Transportation
from Airports
Ontario Airport is the nearest airport to the Conference Center.  It is approximately one hour away from the Conference Center via freeway and mountain roads. Guests arriving by air may rent cars at the airport and should consider carpooling with other passengers attending the symposium. The Lewis Center will make available a limited number of shared ride vans to and from Lake Arrrowhead from select Metrolink stations and Ontario Airport. See the symposium registration site for more details. When making travel arrangements, please note that the symposium begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, October 19th.Other AirportsBurbank (Bob Hope) – 87 miles
Los Angeles International – 115 miles
Orange County (John Wayne) – 80 miles
Palm Springs – 80 miles
San Diego International – 115 miles
Information For additional information, please call the UCLA Lewis Center at (310) 562-7356 or email lewiscenter@luskin.ucla.edu.
Maps

If you are interesting in becoming a sponsor for the event, the following six sponsorship levels are offered:

– Diamond Sponsor $20,000 +
– Platinum Sponsor $10,000 +
– Gold Sponsor $7,500
– Silver Sponsor $5,000 +
– Sponsor $2,500 +
– Cooperating organizations

For additional information, please refer to the Sponsorship Information Sheet.
To become a sponsor please contact Todd Gauthier by phone at (310) 562-7356 or email at lewiscenter@luskin.ucla.edu.

 

Recent Sponsors and Cooperating Organizations

 

LEAD SPONSORS

California Department of Transportation

Southern California Association of Governments

 

CO-SPONSORS

Automobile Club of Southern California

California Air Resources Board

Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Majestic Realty Co.

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Mineta Transportation Institute, SJSU

Port of Long Beach

South Coast Air Quality Management District

University of California, Davis National Center for Sustainable Transportation

 

COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

California Energy Commission

California State University, Long Beach

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

California Transportation Commission

Coalition for Clean Air

CSUSB Leonard Transportation Center

Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic

Federal Highway Administration

Federal Transit Administration

Los Angeles World Airports

METRANS Transportation Center, USC/CSULB

Orange County Transportation Authority

RAND Corporation

Sacramento Area Council of Governments

San Bernardino Associated Governments

San Diego Association of Governments

San Francisco County Transportation Authority

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Sierra Club

Southern California Edison

Southern California Gas Company

UC Davis, Environmental Science & Policy 

UC Irvine, School of Social Ecology

UC Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering CE-CERT

Urban Land Use and Transportation Center, UC Davis

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

UCLA School of Law

Union Pacific Railroad

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency