Innovating the Green Economy

Innovating the Green Economy 

A conference sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Center for Community Innovation at the UC Berkeley Institute for Urban and Regional Development

Thursday, January 21, 2010
David Brower Center
Berkeley, California

Welcome: Why Green Economic Development?
Deans Jennifer Wolch, UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, and AnnaLee Saxenian, UC Berkeley School of Information

Venture Capital and the Green Economy
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Marc van den Berg, Managing Director, VantagePoint Venture Partners

Green Economic Development: State-of-the-Art Research
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Panel Moderator: Dr. Cynthia Kroll, Senior Economist, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics
Tracey Grose, Vice President, Collaborative Economics | Download PDF (1.7 MB)
Bonnie Graybill, Deputy Division Chief, Labor Market Information Division, California Employment Development Department | Download PDF (224 KB)
Prof. Karen Chapple, City & Regional Planning/Center for Community Innovation, UC Berkeley | Download PDF (1.4 MB)
Chuck Goldman, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley Lab | Download PDF (992 KB)

The University’s Role in the Green Economy
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Panel Moderator: Dr. Larry Rosenthal, Director, Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy
Director Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Prof. Jerry Engel, Director of Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Haas School of Business | Download PDF (864 KB)
Dave Weinerth, Director of Business Development, Palo Alto Research Center | Download PDF (224 KB)
Michael Cohen, Director, Office of Technology Licensing, UC Berkeley | Download PDF (352 KB)

Policy Innovation in Green Economic Development
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Panel Moderator: Prof. Malo Hutson, City & Regional Planning
Brian Gitt, Principal Partner, Bevilacqua Knight Inc. | Download PDF (640 KB)
Wade Crowfoot, West Coast Political Director, Environmental Defense Fund | Download PDF (480 KB)
Paul Johnson, Executive Director, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization | Download PDF (800 KB)
Carla Din, Executive Director, East Bay Green Corridor Partnership | Download PDF (1 MB)

Summing It Up: Directions for Future Research and Policy
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Introduction: Dr. William Kittredge, Director, Performance and National Programs Division, EDA
Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Brian McGowan | Download PDF (64 KB)