August 2019

August 28, 2019

Janet Marie Smith on Dodger Stadium as Civic Space with a New Front Door

Janet Marie Smith on how Dodger Stadium's 'new front door' will optimize transit and pedestrian access to the park while preserving the field's historic character and sweeping 'postcard views.'

August 25, 2019

Sen. Skinner’s SB 330: One-Size Housing Approval Devalues Community Voices

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of SB 330's preemption of local planning and zoning processes and limited public engagement in development decisions.

August 25, 2019

Charles Loveman: Unlocking The Market for Affordable Homeownership with Private Capital

Charles Loveman explains the historical role that subsidized demand played in spurring housing production and the value of low to moderate-income affordable homeownership development.

August 20, 2019

Kosmont on the Fiscal Disincentives Undermining Local Approval of Housing Development

Larry Kosmont identifies the fiscal dysfunction driving city resistance to state-mandated density and offers institutional explanations for California’s current housing crisis.

August 20, 2019

ULI-LA Mover & Shaker: Tony Salazar on Affordable Housing

Tony Salazar shares his experienced perspective on creating successful, mixed-income communities and what it currently takes to entice affordable housing production in cities across the country.

August 14, 2019

Michael Woo—CalPoly's Planning School Dean—on Why's and Wherefore's of City Planning

Fmr. LA City Councilmember and retiring CalPoly School of Environmental Design Dean, Mike Woo, reminds readers of the visionary responsibilities of elected officials to ensure the plans of today indeed consider the needs of tomorrow.

August 14, 2019

Denmark's Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant: a Global Model of Sustainable Design & Efficiency

Bettina Kamuk, Global Market Director for Ramboll, explains how the Copenhagen facility meets air quality and emissions standards while providing low-carbon energy and recreational activity to its surrounding community.

August 14, 2019

World Trade Center LA CEO Stephen Cheung on Value of Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

WTC-LA's Stephen Cheung urges increased attention to foreign partnerships and strategic market analysis to ensure Los Angeles remains an attractive and competitive player in the global marketplace.

August 8, 2019

CityLab's Laura Bliss: Bridging the NIMBY/YIMBY Divide

CityLab West Coast Bureau Chief Laura Bliss looks beyond the charged rhetoric of California's housing crisis to uncover what motivates both opponents and proponents of efforts to increase housing density throughout the state.

August 8, 2019

Former US EPA Admin. Gina McCarthy Opines On The Fight For Clean Water & Air Regulation

Gina McCarthy opines on the relentless—but often unsuccessful—efforts of the Trump administration to undo years of progress on the environment.

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