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Maria McVarish discusses railroad development patterns in California in a virtual talk with the Lane Center.

Videos from the Lane Center's virtual Wildfire Seminar Series and Final Student Reports

Characterized by vast distances, scarcity of care, and even fewer specialist providers, the rural western region challenges health care providers and policymakers to devise solutions that address an aging and more vulnerable population

Brandon Alvarez, Patrick Kurzner, Jessica Reynoso, Matthew Sun
Public Policy practicum students evaluated the effectiveness of the Los Trancos Community Maintenance District incentive program for encouraging homeowners to adopt wildfire prevention measures.

June 10, 2020 | Video
LA Times bestselling author Nick Neely stops by the Lane Center to chat with Faculty Directory Bruce Cain and writer-in-residence Felicity Barringer Taubman.

California’s unique air quality regulatory regime, in which local elected officials serve as regulators of the polluters in their vicinity, is particularly prone to industry capture and conflicts of interest.

Gabrielle Torrance studied upward mobility in rural America for her honors thesis in Public Policy

Mark Brilliant
Volume co-editor Mark Brilliant moderates a discussion with co-editor David Kennedy and the book's contributing authors.

Dennis Berens, June Sargent
Read Lane Center affiliated scholar Phil Polakoff's new piece on health in the rural west.

May 14, 2020 | Video
Carol McKibben talks about the women workers at the heart of Monterey's fishing industry.

Justin Farrell
Justin Farrell joined Lane Center Director Bruce Cain for a discussion on "Billionaire Wilderness," Farrell's new book.

Maria J. Santos
Governance structure can be a driver of conservation outcomes. A new paper looks at how governance has impacted conservation land acquisition in California in the last century.

April 28, 2020 | Book
Mark Brilliant
New edited volume on World War II's impact on the American West

Dr. Maria McVarish discusses the story of Esparto, California.

Roland De Wolk
Roland De Wolk discusses his recent book on the life of Leland Stanford.

David J. Hayes talks about the legal challenges facing the clean energy transition.

Dennis Berens
Berens and Polakoff meditate on the recent COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on rural Americans.

March 17, 2020 | Audio
Professor Gavin Jones talks about John Steinbeck's relationship with Stanford University.

Elisabeth R. Gerber
A new paper examines the challenges of collaborative governance in creating sound water management policy.

The Lane Center sponsored a Sophomore College course that immersed 12 incoming sophomores in the Hawaiian clean energy technology space.


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