March 2022

March 31, 2022

Larry Kosmont’s Land Use & Development Playbook For Value-Capture & Creating Currency For Local Community Development

TPR to constructively contribute to the obvious need for a local mind-reset, sat down with Larry Kosmont to afford him an opportunity to share his views on what cities need to do to capture the value created by today’s economic restructuring for the public's benefit.

March 16, 2022

LA Family Housing’s Stephanie Klasky-Gamer Unpacks Daunting Challenges Facing Homeless Service Providers in LA County

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer to afford her a platform to elaborate on the daunting challenges nonprofits face developing housing and supportive services in LA County – resulting from the fractured approach that jurisdictions are undertaking both to access shelter and to clear encampments in the public right-of-way.

March 16, 2022

Transforming Cities’ Relationship with Nature; Excerpts from A City Age Event

Like the call to return the LA River to a more natural state, the idea of recreating more natural cities, called “biomimicry”, is a hot topic in contemporary planning and climate change resilience. In this event put on by City Age, what follows are excerpts by TPR of three different conversations on how cities might better coexist with nature.

March 9, 2022

Gov. Newsom's 2022 State of the State Address Provides Update to Homelessness & Housing Initiatives

TPR shares this excerpt from Newsom's address highlighting remarks related to California's climate investments, economic recovery efforts, and homelessness.

March 9, 2022

LA Council President Nury Martinez On LA City Governance In Transition

TPR checked in with Council President Nury Martinez to shed light on LA City governance and equitable economic recovery in this challenging moment of transition.

March 9, 2022

Candidate for LA City Attorney Kevin James’ Approach to Homelessness & Public Corruption

TPR spoke with Kevin James, former president of the LA City Board of Public Works to afford him the opportunity to elaborate on his motivations and priorities for running to be LA’s next City Attorney.

March 7, 2022

Former LA City Planning Director Con Howe Opines on Today’s Housing & Planning Successes

As the Los Angeles City Planning Department continues its process of updating and releasing community and citywide zoning codes, Con Howe, former Los Angeles Director of City Planning from 1992 to 2005, provides TPR with an optimistic and rather bullish take on the current state of land use and urban planning.

March 7, 2022

UCLA Luskin Summit Panel on Equity Mining, Evictions, & Homelessness in LA

In this panel from UCLA’s fourth-annual Luskin Summit, TPR excerpts a discussion moderated by Ananya Roy, Director of the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy Miguel Santana, President and CEO of the Weingart Foundation and Gary Blasi, Professor of Law Emeritus at UCLA who address the root causes of homelessness in Los Angeles and some of the strategies used to address this crisis.

March 7, 2022

Patrick Condon: Should Cities Now Mandate Affordability & Inclusionary Zoning?

TPR shares this excerpt from University of Vancouver Professor Patrick M. Condon’s book, Sick City, which examines the relationship between urban land values, affordability, and wealth inequality. Condon concludes that through mandated affordability and inclusionary zoning, cities can capture the exorbitant and inflated land wealth currently hoarded as equity for global finance markets to increase supply of stable, affordable, or “non-market” housing.

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