21st Century Infrastructure

New Report Examines CA’s Readiness for Tsunami of Energy, Communications Technologies

California’s infrastructure has allowed some of the world’s most innovative technology companies to thrive here. But for that infrastructure to...

KEEPING CALIFORNIA CONNECTED, POWERED AND COMPETITIVE

A few stories in the news this week (March 23) highlighted the growing urgency for modernizing California’s energy and communications systems. Th...

UPCOMING STUDIES EXPLORE CRITICAL CA, BAY AREA ISSUES

What does California need to do to ensure it has the energy and communications infrastructure necessary to compete globally? Is the Bay Area prepar...

WHEN URBAN PLANNING MANDATES FAIL TO CONSIDER CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES

A disconnect between SB375 and changing automobile technology will have serious unwanted and unintended consequences in how we plan and invest to m...

LEADERSHIP CHANGE AT ECONOMIC INSTITUTE ANNOUNCED

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute this week (Jan. 5) announced that effective February 1, 2015 Dr. Micah Weinberg will become President, succ...

Drone Technologies Rapidly Advancing; Policies to Allow Them, Not So Much

With interest in the use of drones for commercial purposes taking flight, the Bay Area Council recently convened a policy roundtable with national ...

BAY AREA COUNCIL UNVEILS 2015 POLICY PRIORITIES

The Bay Area Council this week (Dec. 10) doubled down on its efforts to tackle the region’s most pressing challenges, unveiling a bold policy age...

NEW ECONOMIC INSTITUTE STUDY CALLS FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL OF CA HIGHER EDUCATION

California’s once-visionary Master Plan for Higher Education has not kept pace with tectonic changes rumbling across the Golden State, according ...

RESURGENCE OF THE CITY AS DRIVER OF POLICY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman joined an august panel of business and policy leaders this week (Nov. 20) at the Milken Institute ...

Plans taking shape for UC Berkeley’s new Global Campus in Richmond

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute this week (Nov. 19) hosted a presentation on UC Berkeley’s plans for the Berkeley Global Campus, a new in...
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