随着加州进入21世纪, new technologies have changed the way that people interact with infrastructure—especially in the fields of communications and energy. The infrastructure of the future requires the development of connectivity across a resilient, 灵活的, 以及多样化的电网, which will need to support a 清洁能源 future while also powering a growing number of advanced communication demands. To capture the full economic benefits of 21st century infrastructure investments, the state will need forward-looking planning and a regulatory structure that can adapt to rapidly changing technologies and consumer demands.
Wildfires are now an annual concern for many of the state’s residents, 尤其是在旧金山湾区及其周边地区. Households in fire-prone areas plan for defensible space and exit strategies in the case of a wildfire, and even those in urban areas prepare for the potential of smoke-laden skies and the health impacts they bring. 现在, each wildfire season seems to bring weeks of deadly and dangerous air quality, 连同被摧毁的企业, 房屋, 社区, 和生计.
该报告包括侧重于住房和交通的章节, 风险投资与创新, 收入不平等, 高等教育, 地区迁移, 全球化的趋势, 以及劳动力参与率. The chapters provide data points that offer early insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted different aspects of the region and economy in 2020 to help the 该地区计划实现强劲而公平的经济复苏.
The Bay Area’s homelessness crisis was created by policy failures at all levels of government; interventions at all levels of government are needed to solve it. 而不是寻求庇护授权, the Bay Area should use existing but unused tools at its disposal to raise $10 billion in new regional revenue to expand its inventory of emergency shelters and permanent housing. The region should pair this investment with new additional state and federal support for affordable housing and homelessness prevention, 尤其是通过像项目 Homekey和Section 8这样经过验证的项目. These investments should be paired with state policy reforms to boost housing production and reduce pressure on low-income renters, 并减少当地电力，停止住房生产. Although the Bay Area is a wealthy region, it cannot solve homelessness by itself.
New Transbay Rail Crossing: Making the Case for a Key Megaregional Connection
This report explains interconnected nature of the economy in Northern California Megaregion and examines the economic potential that a more efficient rail transit system could bring to the megaregion. The report examines how unlocking the transbay bottleneck with a new transbay rail crossing is an integral investment in building a connected rail network in the Northern California Megaregion and how that network would transform rail travel across the 21-county megaregion.
本报告的重点是对电网规模存储的新兴需求, which must be prioritized but faces significant regulatory and market barriers. 它介绍了预计的能源存储需求的概述, 可用的技术, 市场的挑战, 及规管政策的发展, and it offers recommendations for how to accelerate investment in and deployment of new storage capacity. Accelerated progress toward meeting that goal will be essential to achieving a more 灵活的, 平衡, 低碳的21世纪加州电网.
This analysis explores Santa Clara County’s current transportation characteristics, 突出规划项目, and quantifies the economic impacts of the county's November 2016 transportation ballot measure.
在过去的十年里, the idea of impact investing—marrying financial returns with social returns—has moved from a nascent investment theory employed by a few philanthropic organizations and forward-thinking fund managers to a widely known buzzword in the investment industry. 投资目的: Unlocking the Economic Potential of Impact Investments dissects the concept of impact investing and its potential social effects, and concludes with a set of recommendations for structural adjustments in the impact investing field.
在过去的十年里, the idea of impact investing—marrying financial returns with social returns—has moved from a nascent investment theory employed by a few philanthropic organizations and forward-thinking fund managers to a widely known buzzword in the investment industry. 投资目的: Unlocking the Economic Potential of Impact Investments intents to dissect the concept of impact investing and its potential social effects, and concludes with a set of recommendations for structural adjustments in the impact investing field.
考虑到加州独特的通讯产业组合, 信息技术, 清洁能源, 先进材料, 及其他技术部门, the state is well positioned to harness infrastructure innovations for significant state and regional benefit. 这个新的基础设施…
Today's technologies are advancing with blinding speed and their implications are being felt immediately, 随着企业和消费者的迅速采用. California's ability to embrace this new paradigm will impact the competitiveness of its businesses and the quality of life of its citizens. California needs to embrace a dynamic vision of the future by adapting regulatory processes to enable the development of advanced infrastructure for both communications and energy. 其结果可能是革命性的, but only if California invests now in the technology and infrastructure that will lead it into the 21st century.
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of such extreme weather events: 2014 was the record hottest year in state history, 根据树木年轮的数据, 这是五百年来最干燥的一次. At the same time, three of the wettest years in recorded California history have occurred since 1980. 随着海平面上升, extreme weather events are creating new risks to the world’s great coastal and delta regions, 包括旧金山-硅谷-奥克兰海湾地区. 在这样的背景下, 飓风桑迪和卡特里娜仍在人们的记忆中, 今天的极端风暴对旧金山湾区的经济有什么危险呢?