May 2016

May 27, 2016

Orange County Fire Chief Opines on a Fire Season Aggravated by Drought

Orange County Fire Chief Jeff Bowman provides insights on into the pressures facing California's urban fire departments and the steps they are taking to meet the challenges of increasingly large and volatile fires. 

May 27, 2016

CtrCity: Anaheim’s City Center Urbanized and Now Revitalized

John Woodhead, Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Anaheim, discusses the new CtrCity development that has strengthened Anaheim's urban core.

May 26, 2016

Metro LA’s Water Supply Increasingly Relying on Management of Stormwater

Gary Hildebrand (LA County Public Works, left) and Marty Adams (LADWP) explain the fruitful collaboration between city and county on stormwater capture, a strategy that has received renewed attention as Los Angeles strives to shift to a fully local water supply.

May 23, 2016

Sadik-Khan’s “Street Fight” Applicability to LA’s Urban Transformative Agenda

Former NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan shares some stories from her new book, StreetFight, and her insights on how to leverage political support for making our major cities more dynamic and livable.

May 23, 2016

Beyond Net Zero: Electrical Training Institute Models Sustainability & Resilience

June 3 marks the opening ceremony of the Electrical Training Institute in Commerce, a cutting-edge sustainable facility that serves as a prototype for new green building design guidelines known as “Net Zero Plus.”

May 23, 2016

ULI-LA Forum: LA City Leaders Collaborate to Improve Planning and Development Process

Key Los Angeles city departmental managers and officials discussed improvements to each of their respective organizations and explained their vision for a collaborative approval process that reduces obstacles for developers.

May 19, 2016

Excerpts from Ziman Center Forum on Los Angeles Planning Ballot Initiatives: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Excerpts from the April 27th event hosted by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, Urban Land Institute-LA, and The Planning Report.

May 19, 2016

Value of Optimizing Data for Water Management: A WaterSmart Approach

Robin Gilthorpe, CEO of WaterSmart Software, seeks to improve water-use and operational efficiency for municipal and investor-owned water utilities globally by using utility meter data to better communicate with residential customers.

May 19, 2016

Yuval Bar-Zemer: Reimagining LA’s Arts District & The Proper Role of Community Plans

Yuval Bar-Zemer, partner of Linear City, shares his first-hand experience in creating LA's Arts District and embedding family values into a community.

May 10, 2016

Video from TPR's UCLA Ziman Center/ULI-LA Forum on Los Angeles Planning Ballot Initiatives: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

On April 27, the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate hosted a forum to discuss Los Angeles' competing planning initiatives and proposals, sponsored by The Planning Report and the Los Angeles District Council of the Urban Land Institute.

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