July 2015

July 13, 2015

State Water Resources Board Wisely Navigates Challenges of Drought

Felicia Marcus updates readers on water rights, Governor Brown’s priorities around the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta tunnels, new groundwater rules, and allocation of Proposition 1 funds.

July 13, 2015

Hudson’s Kramer Builds Game-Changing NYC Cornell Tech Highrise

David Kramer speaks about his Passive House project on Roosevelt Island and other Hudson Companies endeavors.

July 13, 2015

Edmonton, Canada’s City Manager Prioritizes Building a City Rather Than Just Projects

Simon Farbrother enlightens TPR about the strategies guiding his city’s growth and development: creating an “innovation ecosystem,” focusing on infill development, and enhancing light-rail connectivity.

July 13, 2015

Svonkin: LACCD $6-Billion Building Program Now Focuses on District’s 'Needs' Instead of 'Wants'

Scott Svonkin provides a status report on LACCD build-out and renovations, which were thrown into question due to accusations of fraud before he joined the board.

July 13, 2015

New LA Metro CEO Washington Favors Public/Private Partnerships

Phillip Washington explains five mega-trends in transportation, then articulates his goals for Metro in the context of these national shifts.

July 13, 2015

Gov. Brown: California Drought Only Foretaste of Climate Change Impacts

Austin Beutner and Governor Jerry Brown engage in a dialogue about the challenges of water governance in California, linking the current stresses on the system to future conditions that are expected to be far more severe.

June 30, 2015

Insider Perspectives on LA: Griego, Smith & Rosenfeld Opine

TPR offers three distilled "takes" on LA from three experienced city builders: Linda Griego, President and CEO of Griego Enterprises Inc.; Janet Marie Smith, LA Dodgers Senior Vice President of Planning and Development; and Dan Rosenfeld, former State of California and City of LA Director of Real Estate.

June 30, 2015

'Heads, Hands and Hearts’: Kelly Candaele on Those Building LA

An in-progress documentary showcases the skill and expertise behind the Wilshire Grand Center high-rise, celebrating the workers constructing it.

June 25, 2015

Exit Interview: Rick Cole Trades Population for City Management Authority

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.

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