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2020 State of the Valley Conference covered areas like To meet and act on those challenges, Joint Venture provides a neutral forum for collaborative regional thinking and leadership from both the public and private sectors.
When Walter Cronkite retired in 1981, Rather was promoted to news anchor for the CBS Evening News, a role he occupied for 24 years. Along with Peter Jennings at ABC News and Tom Brokaw at NBC News, he was one of the "Big Three" nightly news anchors in the U.S. from the 1980s through the early 2000s. He also frequently contributed to CBS's weekly news magazine 60 Minutes. Within a year of Brokaw's retirement and Jennings's death, he left the anchor desk in 2005 following a controversy in which he presented unauthenticated documents in a news report on President George W. Bush's Vietnam War–era service in the National Guard. He continued to work with CBS until 2006.
Mr. Calthorpe, a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), has created regional plans for Portland, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and Southern Louisiana. Mr. Calthorpe’s books trace the recent history of urban design in its most vital and prescient manifestations, starting in 1986 with Sustainable Communities followed by The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, and Emerald Cities: Planning for Smart and Green China.
His work in Europe, Asia and the Middle East has demonstrated that community design with a focus on environmental sustainability and human scale can be adapted throughout the globe. His current work throughout China is focused on developing standards and examples of Low Carbon Cities.
His work with the State of California has led the adoption of state-of-the-art software, UrbanFootprint, used to measure the social, environmental and economic impacts of differing development patterns in advancing low carbon futures for the state. Born in London and raised in Palo Alto, Mr. Calthorpe attended the Yale School of Architecture. He was awarded ULI’s prestigious “J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban D
Ms. Lehrman’s byline credits include Scientific American, Nature, Health, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Salon.com, and The DNA Files. Her book, News in a New America, argues for an inclusive U.S. news media. She is senior director of the Journalism Ethics Program at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and is Science and Justice Professor at the UC-Santa Cruz Center for Science and Justice. She is co-editor and co-author of Reporting Inequality: Tools and methods for covering race and ethnicity (Routledge, 2019).
Ms. Lehrman guides the The Trust Project as it seeks to implement the news industry’s first-ever transparency standards for users, also overseeing collaborative implementation and scaling among newsrooms around the world. Google, Facebook, and Bing are external partners and use the Trust Indicators in various ways, such as in search results, news feeds and display on user screens.
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