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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 4:30pm

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As cities create more strategies and projects to improve sustainability across all aspects of urban living, it’s become more important to measure the progress of those initiatives. Nowhere is that need as urgent as in Los Angeles, where an historic, statewide drought has forced mandatory water usage controls. Now, LA has adopted a performance dashboard to manage its sustainability efforts as part of “the pLAn,” a 150-page outline that tracks environmental and economic goals. The dashboard monitors water usage, including the tracking of imported water purchases, the average per capita water usage, and the percentage of locally sourced water.

Short-term goals of “the pLAn,” with a 2017 deadline, include the creation of 20,000 green jobs, the addition of 1,000 electric vehicle-charging stations, and a tripling of the city’s current solar power capacity. Long-term goals include cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent, reducing the percentage of housing that costs more than 30 percent of income in rent by 10 percent, and providing solar power to 400,000 homes, all by 2035. These are ambitious goals for a large city, and LA’s “pLAn” offers a measurable vision to achieve them.

I’m John Howell for 3BL Media. 

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Keywords: Environment | CSR Minute | California | California drought | Innovation & Technology | Los Angeles | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | city planning

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