July 2012

June 29, 2012

Lessons from Los Angeles’ Century of Growth and Reinvention Shared with SPUR Delegation

David Abel, 'Beyond Chinatown' author Steven Erie, and LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discuss how LA's urban and infrastructure development in the late 19th - early 20th century set the city on a trajectory unique from San Francisco.

June 29, 2012

AIA/LA Healthy by Design Panel Addresses How Best to Incentivize Healthier Placemaking

AIA Design Conference panel moderated by TPR editor-in-chief David Abel, featuring Chet Widom (State Architect, State of California), Kate Diamond (HMC Architects), Dr. Jonathan Fielding (Director, LA County Dept. of Public Health), and Dr. Richard Jackson (UCLA).

June 29, 2012

Metro Selects Gruen and Grimshaw Team to Master Plan Union Station

Jenna Hornstock, LA Metro's Deputy Executive Officer of Countywide Planning, discusses the agency's upcoming master plan for Union Station as well as their decision to work with Gruen Associates on project.

June 29, 2012

Ontario vs LAWA: Is Local Control of Airport the Answer?

Who should control Ontario Airport and what can elevate it's economic prospects? TPR editor-in-chief David Abel, Councilmember Alan Wapner of the City of Ontario, LAWA Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey, and others discuss.

June 29, 2012

High-Speed Rail Authority’s Dan Richard Argues for California’s Business Plan

Dan Richard, Board Chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, makes a compelling case for why high-speed rail is a prudent economic infrastructure project for California.

June 29, 2012

Brenda Levin, FAIA: Revitalizing Religious & Iconic Buildings

Brenda Levin, President and Principal of Levin & Associates Architects, talks about renovating two of Los Angeles' most iconic religious buildings: St. Vibiana's Cathedral and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

June 26, 2012

Orange County Transportation Authority's CEO Will Kempton Discusses Investments, Partnerships

TPR interviews Will Kempton, CEO of the Orange County Transportation Authority, discussing his his experiences and priorities since leaving Caltrans and the need for forming regional partnerships between public agencies.

June 22, 2012

Richard Close Explains the Process of Overseeing the Dissolution of the Los Angeles CRA

Richard Close discusses his position on the seven-member Oversight Board supervising the dissolution of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.

June 21, 2012

Assemblymember Mike Feuer on the Extension of Measure R

California Assemblymember Mike Feuer explains the importance of permanently extending the Measure R sales tax for transportation projects across Los Angeles County.

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