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July 27, 2021

Sam Hall Kaplan on The Politics of Preservation in Los Angeles

Former LA Times Urban Design Critic, Sam Hall Kaplan reviews Ken Bernstein's "Preserving Los Angeles" in which he reflects on the notoriously contentious politics surrounding historic preservation in the city

July 27, 2021

Josh Stephens Justifies Wall Street Commodification of R-1 Zones

Calling Blackstone a 'red herring' in arguments over the impacts of statewide upzoning, Josh Stephens argues the best way to hamper speculators is to override local control over planning in an effort to produce more housing.

July 13, 2021

LA Councilmember Paul Koretz Letter Opposing SB 10

TPR shares this letter by LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz outlining his opposition to the state legislature's supply-side approach to housing affordability.

June 29, 2021

The View From Detroit: Fmr. White House Adviser Kerry C. Duggan On Local Capacity Building

TPR interviews Kerry C. Duggan, who as an Obama administration official spent 6.5 years embedded into Detroit City Hall to provide technical assistance to the city during and after its municipal bankruptcy in 2013. Duggan underlines the importance of local capacity building and place-based policymaking in efforts to Build Back Better.

June 29, 2021

US Development Finance Corporation’s First Chief Climate Officer—Jake Levine on Slingshotting Global Development Beyond Fossil Fuels

Jake Levine was appointed to serve as the first Chief Climate Officer of the US Development Finance Corporation tasked with guiding the agency to a net-zero portfolio by 2040. With $60 billion to invest through a variety of financial instruments, in this TPR interview, Levine shares how the DFC is totally rebalancing its investments towards clean energy and supporting climate adaptation, resilience, and economic development globally.

June 17, 2021

Sen. Bob Hertzberg on Universal Basic Capital & Equity Building

In this op-ed, appearing originally in the LA Times and republished by TPR with permission, Sen. Hertzberg argues for addressing wealth inequality with a state program—like Governor Newsom's proposal to create and fund college savings accounts for low-income children—to foster an ownership share for all Californians in the wealth produced here.

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