June 2016

June 29, 2016

The ‘Place’ of Water in Urban Design: ARUP's Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee describes the role of water in a number of global cities, and provides context for how Los Angeles can utilize its natural resources.

June 27, 2016

New Leadership at South Coast AQMD: Wayne Nastri Back as Executive Officer

New South Coast Air Quality Management District Executive Officer Wayne Nastri comments on his priorities and the agency's leadership in pushing for more zero emission vehicles to meet federal standards.

June 27, 2016

LA Metro’s New Chief Planning Officer on Region’s Investment in Transportation

Therese McMillan comes to Metro after serving as the acting administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, and lays out her vision for translating Metro's strategic planning into implementation.

June 27, 2016

Center for Sustainable Energy’s Rear Admiral Hering Facilitates Turnkey Market Solutions

Center for Sustainable Energy's Len Hering opines on the role of incentives and policy drivers in increasing clean energy adoption.

June 19, 2016

Recognizing Kent Smith’s Successful Leadership of LA’s Fashion District BID—TPR Exit Interview

Kent Smith, Executive Director for the Fashion District Business Improvement District, shares some lessons that allowed him to make a positive impact in shaping Downtown Los Angeles.

June 19, 2016

State Senator Tony Mendoza Displeased With Metro’s Expenditure Plans, Seeks Delay in Final Approval Vote

State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) explains how southeast Los Angeles is being left behind in Metro's Expenditure Plan (Measure R2) and advocates for a delay before putting the plan on the November ballot.

June 17, 2016

Are San Fernando Valley Stakeholders Aligned With L.A. County Metro’s R2 Transit Investment Priorities?

Richard Close, president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association, shares his thoughts on the need to include CSUN and more San Fernando Valley investment in Metro's upcoming Measure R2.

June 17, 2016

With Aliso Canyon's Well Now Sealed, How Dependent is Southern California's Energy Portfolio on Natural Gas?

George Minter, V.P. of External Affairs and Environmental Strategy for SoCalGas, joins TPR for an exclusive interview to discuss some of the activities undertaken by SoCalGas after Aliso Canyon.

June 16, 2016

Value of Foreign Direct Investment in Southern California: LAEDC/World Trade Center Issues New Report

Stephen Cheung, President of World Trade Center-Los Angeles (WTC-LA), shares insights on the WTC-LA/Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation's Select LA Investment Summit and Foreign Direct Investment Report.

June 16, 2016

Will Metro’s New Measure "R2" Shortchange the San Fernando Valley Again?

State Senator Robert Hertzberg is among the leaders in the San Fernando Valley who have organized "It’s Our Turn” to ensure that the Valley gets a fair share of promised infrastructure investment in transit.

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