Arrowhead 2010 | Economic Crisis as Opportunity for Reform 2017-06-13T11:46:47+00:00

The 20th Annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation – Land Use – Environment Connection: “Economic Crisis as Opportunity for Reform”

Held October 17-19, 2010 at UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

Program

Presentations

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium, which is a collaborative enterprise that brings researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders together each fall to discuss and debate the transportation – land use – environment connection. This fall we will reflect on what has changed – and what hasn’t – since the 1991 program on Strategies for Making Connections between Transportation, Land Use and Air Quality.  While the transportation – land use – environment connection has been considerably “mainstreamed” over the past two decades, many challenges remain, and new ones have emerged. In the face of a persistent economic downturn, a deepening public finance crisis, waxing concern with climate change, and chronic geo-political instability, the challenges to linking transportation, land use, and the environment have never been greater.

 

The focus of this year’s UCLA Lake Arrowhead symposium is Infrastructure Investment for Sustainable Growth. Some argue that our economic vitality will depend on a switch to greener technologies, jobs, and policies; others suggest that environmental goals, no matter how laudable, ought to be put on hold until the economy and tax revenues rebound; still others argue that sustainably accommodating the state’s growth in population and demand will require sweeping changes to the ways we consume resources, build regions and cities, and travel about. Amidst this uncertainly, one fact remains clear – our infrastructure systems are in dire need of maintenance and, in some form, expansion. But when we dig deeper, the consensus erodes: Do we invest in maintaining and redeveloping existing buildings, land, highways, roads, and transit systems? Should we expand our road, air, and freight infrastructure to reduce congestion and accommodate expected growth in demand? Or should we turn our attention to alternative, more environmentally sustainable infrastructure investments as we move forward? Further, do we pay for these improvements with increased borrowing, taxes, or user fees?

Our goal is to explore the challenges to and opportunities for infrastructure investment to support economically and environmentally sustainable growth in the years ahead. From the perspectives of research, policy, and practice, speakers will address the social, environmental, and economic arguments for paths to sustainable growth. We will look at current and proposed solutions for increasing capacity and/or managing growth and demand, with particular attention to public and private transportation and goods movement. We also address the management of transportation and land infrastructure systems, examine proposals for improving the performance of these systems, and revisit efforts to scare up sufficient resources to pay for infrastructure development and maintenance. Finally, we explore the challenges to building consensus for action amidst potentially competing economic and environmental imperatives.

 

This symposium is intended for policy decision-makers and analysts in the public and private sectors whose work concerns land and transportation systems and their environmental consequences. Our speakers and audience members are intentionally heterogeneous to stimulate thoughtful discussion and debate among all participants. We encourage you to join in the conversation this fall at Lake Arrowhead. 

2010 Sponsors

LEAD SPONSORS

Orange County Transportation Authority

Southern California Association of Governments

Southern California Edison

The 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

California Energy Commission

Federal Highway Administration

Federal Transit Administration

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Los Angeles World Airports

Majestic Realty

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Port of Long Beach

Port of Oakland

San Bernardino Associated Governments

San Francisco County Transportation Authority

South Coast Air Quality Management District

Southern California Gas Company

Urban Land Use and Transportation Center

 

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