May 2021

May 25, 2021

New LA City Councilmember Nithya Raman Shares Her Priorities & Approach to Homelessness

LA City Councilmember Nithya Raman here reflects on the challenges of entering public office during a pandemic and recounts the shortfalls of the City’s less than successful approaches to addressing homelessness.

May 25, 2021

Councilmember Bob Blumenfield on Maximizing Public Investments to Drive LA’s Economic Recovery

TPR interviewed LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, who chairs the city council’s public works committee, on his priorities for public infrastructure investment in Los Angeles as a driver for economic recovery.

May 25, 2021

LA City Planning Strategies for Equitable Distribution of  Affordable Housing 

TPR shares this excerpt from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning's recently released report outlining strategies for equitably distributing affordable units throughout the City and ensuring every neighborhood in Los Angeles provides its fair share of affordable housing

May 25, 2021

Low Rise Housing Ideas: A Los Angeles Design Competition

TPR shares this overview of the City of LA's Low-Rise housing design competition, and highlights the prize winners' innovative models of sustainable residential architecture.

May 20, 2021

Dan Rosenfeld: Retrospective on Gov. Pete Wilson & Revitalization of California Cities

TPR shares this retrospective by Dan Rosenfeld on the legacy of former Governor Pete Wilson on urban revitalization of California cities the 1990's.

May 20, 2021

Stapleton & Mangham: USGBC-LA’s Net Zero Accelerator

With the unveiling of 2021's NZA Cohort at the Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo this week, TPR interviews USGBC-LA Executive Director Ben Stapleton and Net-Zero Accelerator Director Colin Mangham to offer readers an inside look into LA's hub of green building innovation.

May 20, 2021

‘The Time is Now’: Natural Resources Undersecretary Angela Barranco on Multi-Benefit Infrastructure Investments

TPR interviewed Angela Barranco, undersecretary at the California Natural Resources Agency to share how California, and especially Los Angeles, is leveraging resources to maximize state and federal investments in local climate resilience and multi-benefit infrastructure.

May 5, 2021

Coalition for Clean Air’s Joe Lyou on SCAQMD’s Indirect Source Rule Vote May 7th

TPR sat down with Dr. Joe Lyou, CEO of Coalition for Clean Air, who walks readers through the legal necessity of South Coast AQMD's proposed Indirect Source Rule that aims to make better neighbors of industry giants, like Amazon, and accelerate the transition to zero-emission technologies and fleet electrification.

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