May 2012

May 1, 2012

Pam O’Connor on SCAG’s Regional Transportation Plan

Interview with Pam O’Connor on how Southern California’s Metropolitan Planning Organization was able to build consensus across six counties and nearly 200 cities to craft a hailed Regional Transportation Plan.

May 1, 2012

Which Way LA’s Warren Olney Explores the LA Riots, 20 Years Later

20 years after the 1992 LA Riots, Warren Olney hosted a special series on KCRW’s Which Way, LA?, covering all angles of the city’s tumultuous experience in the 90s. TPR offers the following excerpt from the introduction of Olney’s show, aired on April 27th.

May 1, 2012

LA’s Process for Transitioning from Redevelopment to... ?

Highlights from the March Bisnow Summit, Los Angeles Redevelopment: Moving the Way Forward, featuring Nelson Rising, John Given, Renata Simril, and Larry Kosmont.

May 1, 2012

Clean Water Projects Making Our Communities Clean and Sustainable

Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director of the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, provides MIR with a third article in a series of essays on clean water projects in Los Angeles, representing the City's commitment to pursuing a clean water, ecological infrastructure for the region.

April 27, 2012

After Redevelopment: A Proposal for a New Economic Development and Revitalization Program

Glen Wasserman, former COO of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, provides analysis on legislative proposals aimed at replacing redevelopment in California in the wake of its demise this past winter.

April 26, 2012

Professor Steve Erie: Imperial Irrigation District Transfer, Not MWD, Drives Rates in San Diego

Steve Erie of UCSD discusses the legal and political dispute between the San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

April 26, 2012

Playa Vista Gets the Green Light to Phase II

TPR spoke with Patti Sinclair, Co-President of Playa Capital, the owner and master planner of Playa Vista, to discuss how the development has remained focused through the litigation process and what amenities the Playa Vista and the surrounding communities can expect in the coming years. 

April 17, 2012

Dutch Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos: 'The Cost Comes Before the Benefit'

Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States, spoke about water, infrastructure, planning, ports, and cost-benefit analysis as the closing keynote speaker at the 2012 APA National Convention in Los Angeles.

April 13, 2012

CicLAvia's Aaron Paley on the Spectacle's Trajectory, Notions of Public Space

Days before the American Planning Association's national convention, CicLAvia's Aaron Paley explains how an open streets event in Los Angeles can transform one's sense of public space and the city.

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