July 2016

July 26, 2016

CARB’s Mary Nichols on California’s Cap-and-Trade Program & Historic VW Settlement

CARB Chair Mary Nichols updates TPR on the health of California's cap-and-trade program, and comments on the landmark legal settlement with Volkswagen that will fund numerous air quality programs statewide.

July 26, 2016

Affordable Housing’s Elephant In The Room: Operating and Preserving Multi-Family Housing

John Given discusses the need to preserve affordability in the operating rental housing market. His vision: putting 20 percent of LA’s existing housing stock under mission-driven control within the next 10 years.

July 26, 2016

Chief Technology Officer Peter Marx’s Exit Interview: Led on Digitally Connecting LA

Peter Marx, outgoing Chief Technology Officer for the City of Los Angeles, joined TPR for an exclusive interview that discussed his work on digitizing cities, re:code LA, and transforming local governments with open data.

July 22, 2016

Long Beach Civic Center: Lessons Learned From A Successful Public Private Partnership

Amy Bodek and Jeffrey Fullerton shared details and lessons learned from the innovative public-private partnership that built the $520-million Long Beach Civic Center project.

July 22, 2016

Mike Silvey & Kelly Candaele on IronWorkers Local 433 & Today's Construction Economy Jobs

Mike Silvey, business manager of Ironworkers Local 433, and Kelly Candaele, a former LA Community College District trustee, discuss technological advancements in the building industry.

July 19, 2016

PACE Program Scaling to Help Finance Energy Upgrades

Cisco DeVries, CEO and President of Renew Financial LLC, joins TPR to discuss the impact of PACE financing for energy-efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property.

July 18, 2016

Brookings: The Reimagination of Downtown Los Angeles

Kat Hanna, Research Manager at Centre for London and Brookings affiliate, comments on her experiences in Downtown Los Angeles. She notes that the regeneration and innovation activity confounded her expectations.

July 14, 2016

Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian Water NGO Shares Progress & Vision For Abundant Water Future In Middle East

A unique organization brings together Jordanians, Palestinians, and Israelis to cooperate on protecting and restoring their shared environmental heritage, with a focus on water security.

July 14, 2016

The Rams (and Inglewood) Are Back: COO Kevin Demoff Details Impressive Plans for Stadium Complex

COO and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Kevin Demoff remarks on the return of the Rams to Los Angeles and shares many of the details of the sports and entertainment complex that will be constructed now through 2019 in Inglewood.

July 14, 2016

Kent Smith on the Future of BIDs, LA’s Fashion District, and DTLA Mobility

In part two of The Planning Report’s exit interview with Kent Smith, outgoing Executive Director of LA’s Fashion District Business Improvement District, Smith talks about how the Fashion District continues to change and evolve as Downtown Los Angeles enters a new era.

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