Testimonials


 

"TPR is invaluable for anyone seeking clues about what's next for local government and business. Great source for possible answers to the question "Which Way, LA?"

- Warren Olney, Host and Executive Producer of KCRW's "Which Way, LA?" and "To the Point"

“The Planning Report is the essential resource for those who are serious about planning and building a better Southern California”

- Cecilia V. Estolano, Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors 

"Issues of planning and growth get remarkably short shrift in Southern California, except in The Planning Report. If you want to get an in depth exposure to what's really going on—or not going on but should be—in planning and development circles in the LA Basin, you need to read TPR."

- Bill Witte, President of Related California

"TPR keeps its pulse on the planning, land use, and financial trends, issues and opportunities facing this region. Its up to date information is invaluable to both the public and private sectors."

- Renata Simril, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Los Angeles Dodgers

"TPR is more valuable to its readers month after month. No other publication comes close to selecting the most current topics of planning and community development and the best persons to interview."

Bill Bogaard, Mayor of Pasedena

"The Planning Report is always the first thing I read at my desk every month."

- Rick Cole, LA Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation

“I used to subscribe to a number of planning-oriented newsletters; in this economy I’ve cut back.  But the one newsletter I can’t go without is The Planning Report.”

- Joseph T Edmiston, FAICP, Hon. ASLA Executive Director State of California—Natural Resources Agency Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

“The Planning Report is the only publication that tells both the truth and the complete story of planning issues in Los Angeles.  When you read an article, you understand the issue and you are informed.  We need this kind of journalism if we are to have educated opinions about very complex urban problems.”

- Jane Blumenfeld, Former Acting Deputy Director, LA Dept. of City Planning

"The Planning Report is the best avenue in Southern California for getting into the words and thoughts of the decision-makers who are shaping the future of our communities."

- Michael Woo, Dean, College of Environmental Design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Member, Los Angeles City Planning Commission

"Every person who thinks or cares about Los Angeles needs to read The Planning Report."

- Robert Garcia, 
Center for Law in the Public Interest




"The new TPR newsletter website is a great addition to an already outstanding publication. Essential reading for anyone who cares about real planning and smart growth in LA"

 - Bud Ovrom, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Convention Center

"The Planning Report focuses on people who are making a difference in the greater Los Angeles area. Knowing how they think and what motivates them are key to understanding what makes Los Angeles tick."

- Marsha Rood, FAICP is Principal at Urban Interventions; and former City of Pasadena Development Administrator

"The Planning Report is unique.  There is no other publication which provides such far-reaching information, policy discussion, and political analysis on the land use and environmental issues affective California."

-Cary D. Lowe, Ph.D, AICP, CNU-A, Attorney/Mediator, San Diego

"A documentary history and ongoing saga of the intricacies of the development and planning community as it has evolved in Southern California and Sacramento."

- Monroe Price, Founder of the Programme in Comparative Media, Law, and Policy at Oxford University, and Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York

"The place to turn if you want to make a difference in this city! Whether you're new to LA or 4th generation, whether you're a planning professional or just attempting to get a handle on what and who is moving and shaking Los Angeles, the TPR/MIR is THE only source for a quick but thorough snapshot and orientation EVERY month."

- Andy Lipkis, Founder of TreePeople


"The Planning Report provides insightful interviews and articles about things I want to learn about today. It's always on the cutting edge of politics, policy, and how the two interact—critical observations often ignored by most publications."

- Richard Katz, City of Los Angeles Planning Commissioner

"Not only as a reader, but also as a contributor, I find The Planning Report a vital contribution to the sustaining of the texture and effectiveness of life in Los Angeles."

Dick Weiss, Former President of the Larwin Group and Partner at the Richlar Partnership


 

"The Planning Report covers in-depth, and every month, the people, projects, laws and regulations that impact and define development in the state, and most especially, Southern California. There is no other publication like it."

Doug Gardner, Formerly Manager of Related Companies Grand Avenue Project and President of the Catellus Urban Development Corporation

 

"In Los Angeles - and in Sacramento - The Planning Report is a must-read for policy makers to stay on top of the latest news and policy ideas in Southern California."

Ben Golombek, Deputy Chief of Staff of Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes


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