During Melanie’s sabbatical, we broadcast a series of podcasts to introduce readers to the board of directors of the California Streets Initiative, the nonprofit that publishes Streetsblog California, Streetsblog Los Angeles, and Streetsblog San Francisco. Our first interview, with Jon Weiss, can be found here.
Yesterday, Damien interviewed Carter Rubin, the current chairman of our board and the technical transportation strategist for the American Cities Climate Challenge at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Carter has been affiliated with Streetsblog for over 11 years, as an intern, writer, board member, board member and now chairman of the board.
During this time he also had an interesting professional career – writing on LA Metro’s news / blog page The Source, serving as David Bohnett Fellow in the office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and working on the Great Streets program with Mayor Eric Garcetti. He’s worked for the NRDC for almost four years now, helping cities tackle climate change through better transportation projects.
For more on Carter’s work, check out her author’s page on Streetsblog Los Angeles, here, or her NRDC writer page, here.