June 2010

July 28, 2010

Who's Qualified to be the City of L.A.'s Custodian of the Built Environment?

Earlier this week Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nominated Michael LoGrande, former chief zoning administrator, to be the next director of city planning for Los Angeles.

July 16, 2010

Gail Goldberg Retires: TPR Reader Quotes-Whither Planning in the City of L.A.?

TPR readers—select developers, planners, architects, community leaders and elected officials—respond to the question: Whither Planning in the City of LA after Gail Goldberg's retirement?

June 23, 2010

CA High Speed Rail's New CEO: Roelof van Ark

The new CEO of the California High Speed Rail Authority must adjust to his new position quickly; federal deadlines for ARRA funding will arrive in 2011.

June 23, 2010

Bradley Terminal Renovation Keeps LAX Globally Competitive

Frank Clark describes the benefits of the renovation to airlines and travelers as LAX plays catch up as an international gateway, with competition from SFO and other airports.

June 23, 2010

City of Irvine Sets Regional Example in Providing Quality Affordable Housing

Laura Archuleta, president of Jamboree Housing Corp., praises Irvine's commitment to working with developers to build affordable housing such as Granite Court and The Arbor at Woodbury.

June 23, 2010

Affordable Housing Must Be Incentivized; Mandates Must Comply With State Law

Benjamin Reznik, partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro, says ‘No More Mandates!', and argues for creative means to enable affordable housing.

June 23, 2010

Sevan Nisanyan: Turkish Villager, Renegade Planner, Hotel Developer, Builder, Author

Sevan Nisanyan did jail time for disobeying a demolition order from the provincial government. Here he explains his fight to retain the unique and historical character of his Turkish mountain village.

June 23, 2010

L.A. City Planning Reorganization Is ‘Game Changing'

Paul Hastings Partner Mitch Menzer details the critical process and staffing changes at the Department of City Planning and what they mean to the development community.

June 23, 2010

Transit Oriented Development Doesn't Just Happen!

Forest City VP Renata Simril gives a developer's perspective on what it takes to make TOD a reality at ULI LA's recent TOD conference.

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