March 7, 2014
Rick Cole describes the critical ingredients necessary for a city to improve its thoroughfares at an Urban Land Institute-LA panel discussion.
April 25, 2013
Civic leaders and TPR readers look beyond the mayoral campaign rhetoric to share what the next Mayor of Los Angeles must have on his or her agenda in order to meet the increasingly stressed needs of the city's residents, workers, infrastructure, environment, and fiscal condition.
April 27, 2017
TPR presents an excerpt of the recent Westside Mayors Forum, where the mayors of Culver City, Malibu, West Hollywood, and Santa Monica address housing affordability, economic development, and the changing transportation and mobility paradigm.
February 23, 2017
At the recent VerdeXchange 2017/ULI–LA FutureBuild, Rick Cole addressed the systemic, embedded problems in LA’s current politicized planning regime.
January 20, 2017
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.
October 31, 2016
SCAG's recent California Housing Summit focused on the chronic shortage of affordable housing in Los Angeles. TPR presents an except from a breakout session moderated by Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole, entitled “Integrate, Preserve, Utilized, and Build,” which focused on how good community and infrastructure planning must work in tandem with pro-housing advocates.
March 16, 2016
VX2016's panel “Disruption on Wheels: New Mobility Models for Cities” considers how new modes shape the built environment.
October 25, 2015
Rick Cole gives his perspective on an initiative to drastically limit development in Santa Monica as well as commenting on the coming Expo Line, efforts for local control of the Santa Monica Airport, and initiatives to address homelessness.
June 25, 2015
As Cole leaves the City of LA for Santa Monica, he gives his assessment of the former's fiscal health, reflects on the bureaucratic challenges that have faced Garcetti’s “back to basics” initiatives, and explains his reasons for heading west.
February 13, 2015
Rick Cole outlines the goal for the new Los Angeles "Innovation Delivery Team" funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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