Director of Infrastructure, Mayor's Office, City of Los Angeles
Ted Bardacke is director of infrastructure for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and adjunct professor of urban environmental design and planning at UCLA. Bardacke is charged with moving this infrastructure toward a more distributed and sustainable system, in line with the city’s first ever sustainability plan, which Bardacke was instrumental in crafting in his previous role as deputy director of Mayor Garcetti’s Office of Sustainability. Previously, Bardacke worked in the Green Urbanism Program at Global Green USA, and during the 1990s, he was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times of London. He is co-author with teaching colleague Walker Wells of Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing.