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February 23, 2017

Rick Cole on City Planning: A Call To Action For Civic Leaders

At the recent VerdeXchange 2017/ULI–LA FutureBuild, Rick Cole addressed the systemic, embedded problems in LA’s current politicized planning regime.

February 23, 2017

Resiliency & Climate Adaptation Case Study: How Communities Are Mobilizing With Bipartisan Support To Save South Louisiana

TPR speaks with Concordia's Steven Bingler on his efforts to protect Southern Louisiana communities at-risk from sea-level rise. Bingler is being funded by a HUD Natural Disaster Resilience Competition grant.

February 23, 2017

José Huizar On Downtown Building & City Council Vote To Reform Planning In Shadow Of Measure S Vote

Councilmember José Huizar authored a motion calling for Community Plan updates to be completed every six years. He believes City Hall can establish and fund a framework for the “real work” of planning.

February 21, 2017

New Strategic Growth Council Program Funds Catalytic, Neighborhood-Level Transformational Projects

SGC Executive Director Randall Winston provides insights to the new Transformational Climate Communities initiative, which is currently engaging stakeholders on its program guidelines.

February 21, 2017

LADOT’s Seleta Reynolds’ VX2017 Panel: City Building For Autonomous Vehicles & Planning For Disruption

At VX2017, transportation leaders came together for an ULI-Los Angeles FutureBuild panel regarding how to accommodate the impacts of autonomous vehicles among the lack of city planning in Southern California.

February 21, 2017

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Announces Stormwater Fee Framework At VX2017

Supervisor Kuehl announced her intention to put together a way to finance regional stormwater collaboration efforts to address the Los Angeles County region's pertinent infrastructure needs.

January 20, 2017

Santa Monica's Rick Cole Values City Planning and Citizen Engagement—Perhaps Why No-Growth Measure Failed To Pass

After Santa Monica's rejection of the growth-restricting Measure LV, Rick Cole is hopeful for the future of good planning in the LA area.

January 16, 2017

LA County’s First Chief Sustainability Officer To Regionally Advance Sustainability

Gary Gero was recently named CSO for LA County, tasked with developing a comprehensive, county-wide sustainability plan that charts a vision towards sustainable energy, water, transportation, and waste management.

January 16, 2017

City Of LA Overhauls Waste-Hauling Franchise Operations

Heather Repenning, Vice President of the Board of Public Works, discuss the impact of the franchise agreement and the move towards utilizing clean trash hauling vehicles.

November 29, 2016

Envisioning A Realistic City of Tomorrow Mobility Ecosystem

Auto industry leaders Mark Fields (CEO and President of Ford Motors), Matt Petersen (Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Officer), and Ali Vahabzadeh (Chariot CEO) on the urban mobility future.

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