Attendees at 2019 Economic Summit

Innovating for a Better Tomorrow

SCAG is the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization, representing six counties, 191 cities and more than 19 million residents. SCAG undertakes a variety of planning and policy initiatives to encourage a more sustainable Southern California.

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The 11th Annual Southern California Economic Summit
Charting an Inclusive Regional Recovery

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, SCAG will host the Southern California Economic Summit virtually for the first time in its 11-year history.

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SCAG President’s Work Plan

SCAG President Rex Richardson introduced his comprehensive work plan for 2020-2021, “Framework for Recovering and Reimagining a Resilient Region.”

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Pre-Certified Local Housing Data

To comply with state housing law, jurisdictions within California must update their housing element every eight years. In collaboration with the HCD, SCAG has developed a housing needs data package for each local jurisdiction.

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Racial and Social Justice and SCAG’s Policy Statement

SCAG Regional Council declares racism a public health crisis, will provide $1 million to promote equitable economic and housing strategies.

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Executive Administration Committee

The Executive Administration Committee holds meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.

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Executive Administration Committee

The Executive Administration Committee holds meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.

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Regional Council

The Regional Council holds regular meetings the first Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m.

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Community, Economic and Human Development Committee

The Community, Economic and Human Development Committee holds regular meetings the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

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Energy and Environment Committee

The Energy and Environment Committee holds regular meetings the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

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Transportation Committee

The Transportation Committee holds regular meetings the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

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The 11th Annual Southern California Economic Summit

This annual conversation about the state of the region’s economy  comes at a time of unprecedented crisis.  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Southern California’s cities, families and cornerstone industries have all been seismically impacted and face enormous challenges on the road to recovery. Hear from leading voices in business, industry, planning and academia as they define strategies for building back a strong, inclusive Southern California economy.

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Southern California Regional Climate Adaptation Framework

This year’s ongoing wildfires are just one example of climate change’s devastating impact in Southern California, and for many communities, it can seem impossible to overcome. The Southern California Regional Adaptation Framework provides a suite of tools supporting both local and subregional adaptation planning, such as workshop materials and strategies for communicating climate change, General Plan guidance

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SCAG Housing Element Parcel Tool

Join us for an introduction to the Housing Element Parcel (HELPR) tool, a web-mapping tool developed by SCAG to help local jurisdictions and stakeholders understand local land use and site opportunities for aligning housing planning with the state’s 6th cycle housing element updates which are due in October 2021. HELPR is principally based on updated, curated versions of parcel-level land use data and other datasets available through SCAG’s open data portal. It also allows for downloads of tabular and spatial data for external use.

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Sustainable Communities Program: Housing and Sustainable Development Application

SCAG is offering an Application Webinar for the Sustainable Communities Program Housing and Sustainable Development Call for Applications

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Draft 2021 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP)

The purpose of the hearings is to receive public input and comments regarding the Draft 2021 FTIP, which may be used to facilitate changes where appropriate.

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Transportation Conformity Working Group

The Transportation Conformity Working (TCWG) is a forum to support interagency coordination to maintain transportation conformity and help improve air quality in Southern California.

Given recent public health directives limiting public gatherings due to the threat of COVID‐19 and in compliance with the Governor’s recent Executive Order N‐29‐20, this meeting will be held telephonically and electronically.

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Keynote Speaker Announced for Economic Summit

SCAG is very pleased to announce three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman as the keynote speaker for the 11th Annual Southern California Economic Summit on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Tom Friedman is renowned for his direct reporting and accessible analysis of complex issues shaping the world. With clear and compelling language, Friedman discusses the opportunities and challenges that profound “accelerations,” including technology and connectivity, pose for society as well as for individuals, business and governments. His talk will take a big-picture look at the unprecedented time through which we’re living and weave together the themes of macroeconomic change, the challenges and opportunities specific to the regional level, and how we can break through stagnation to make real progress to a strong economy that works for everyone. Don’t miss this vital conversation on the region’s economic future – register here.

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SCAG Receives Grant for Go Human Safety Program

The Southern California Association of Governments has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to fund continued work on its regional active transportation safety and encouragement program, Go Human.

Read the full PRESS RELEASE: SCAG Receives Grant for Go Human Safety Program.