Watch: Videos from 2023 PRI California Ideas in Action Conference


Watch videos from the 2023 PRI California Ideas in Action Conference in Sacramento, which showcased the work of PRI’s Free Cities Center.  The panel discussions explore market-based ideas to launch an urban comeback in our state. Policy experts, elected officials and those on the front lines offer their perspectives on the real challenges facing urban California and what can be done to improve our cities so residents will feel safe and will want to plant roots in healthy communities rather than flee to safer cities, particularly those in other states.

Keynote Speaker: Keith Knopf of Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Business in California

Keith Knopf, the president and CEO of The Raley’s Companies, shares how state policies like Prop. 47 and green mandates affect the challenges and opportunities of doing business in California.

Watch a preview of PRI’s upcoming Free Cities Index, which shows that California’s major cities earn a failing grade on issues ranging from overregulation to housing bureaucracy. Then, hear real-life success stories that can inspire reforms to bring vibrancy and prosperity back to our urban communities.

Watch a panel discussion featuring PRI’s all star team discussing how market based reforms can alleviate health care, education, and crime problems in urban California, and improve quality of life in our cities.

Hear free market thinkers and real life changemakers share their vision for reimagining cities into thriving urban centers through the power of free market ideas.

Michael Shellenberger – How Bad Policy is Increasing Our Urban Crime and Drug Problems

Michael Shellenberger, author of San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities and Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All, shares how bad policy from Sacramento is increasing California’s urban crime and drug problems

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