May 2006

May 17, 2006

Governor Signs Off On The State's Infrastructure Bond Package; MIR Readers Share Their Views

MIR readers call state infrastructure bond measures, "important," "landmark," "critical," and "just the beginning."

May 17, 2006

Political Newcomer Jonathan Levey Offers 41st Assembly District Both Talent & Ideas

An energetic young candidate looks forward to serving the 41st Assembly District and becoming part of the solution in Sacramento.

May 17, 2006

Redefining Progress Urges Policymakers to Use Market Incentives to Promote Sustainability

Michel Gelobter wants to put a price on pollution to improve both California's economy and its environment.

May 17, 2006

City Technology GM Envisions a Wired L.A. Bringing Government & Citizens Closer Together

Public internet access can help make L.A.'s citizens more productive and its government more responsive, according to Information Technology Agency Manager Thera Bradshaw.

May 17, 2006

Gold Line's Extension Heralds Rebirth of Boyle Heights & East L.A.

MTA Eastside planner Diego Cardoso explains that the Gold Line is not just about transit or engineering -- it's about building a community.

May 17, 2006

Hertzberg: State Infrastructure Bond Results from Consensus-Building & Need

Sacramento veteran and former Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg provides an expert glimpse into the process that led to the creation of this month's momentous bond measures.

May 15, 2006

Charting L.A.'s Course: Mark Rios & Martha Welborne Offer Insight for L.A.'s Public Officials

Two distinguished members of L.A.'s design community discuss the ways in which L.A.'s leaders can promote a more attractive, more livable city and region.

May 15, 2006

TPR Architects Forum: "What Can Visiting AIA Architects Learn from Los Angeles–The Place?"

TPR asks an array of L.A.'s great architects to note some of the city's highlights for attendees of June's AIA convention.

May 15, 2006

‘Radiant & Endearing,' Jane Jacobs Reminded Planners How to Appreciate the ‘Visceral' City

Sam Hall Kaplan reflects on his friendship with and admiration for the late planning icon Jane Jacobs.

May 15, 2006

DONE Exit Interview: Greg Nelson Reflects on L.A.'s Venture into Neighborhood Governance

After wrangling and nurturing L.A.\'s nascent system of neighborhood councils, Greg Nelson steps down from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.

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