July 2017

July 31, 2017

The 'Art of the Possible': Santa Monica's New Downtown Community Plan

Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer and Mayor pro Tem Gleam Davis explain how the new Downtown Community Plan balances new growth, housing affordability, and the feel of the small city.

July 31, 2017

Jeff Morales Steps Down: CA High Speed Rail Leader Discusses Progress & Future

After five years running the California High Speed Rail Authority, Morales has managed to oversee the beginning construction of the rail line in the Central Valley. Despite constant efforts from the Legislature and lawsuits, he has kept the project on track to soon provide Californians with more opportunities.

July 31, 2017

LA County Planning Director Richard Bruckner’s Exit Interview

A veteran of Southern California planning, Bruckner shared some of the lessons learned over his 40 year career that included working on the growth of transit-oriented development, historic preservation, and the state-of-the-art general plan for unincorporated LA County.

July 29, 2017

ALA Assesses the Future of Libraries in Our Civic Infrastructure

Miguel Figueroa explains how libraries are synthesizing lessons from other industries to build next-generation, innovative public spaces for our cities.

July 29, 2017

'DTLA 2040' to Recode & Guide Growth for LA City's Urban Core

LA Planning Director Vince Bertoni and Central City Association Director Jessica Lall explain how the new DTLA2040 plan represents the forward-thinking and innovative approach the Planning Department is bringing to community plans citywide.

July 19, 2017

Garcetti & Schwarzenegger Reframe The Climate Conversation

After President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger discuss climate action at the subnational level of government.

July 18, 2017

Tom Safran on Why Affordable Housing is Difficult to Build in SoCal

The veteran developer and chair of Thomas Safran & Associates sits down to talk about how he has worked to build consensus over his housing developments.

July 18, 2017

Integrated Solutions for L.A.’s Urban Water Future

At the recent Asia Society Imagine 2060: Delivering Tomorrow's City Together event, Andy Lipkis (TreePeople) and Mark Gold discuss the management of water and green infrastructure for the Southern California region.

July 18, 2017

Los Angeles All But Certain to Play Host to Upcoming Summer Olympics: Diving into LA 2024’s Successful Bid

TPR presents an excerpt of the IOC Evaluation Committee’s Report on the Los Angeles bid to host the XXXII Olympiad.

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