October 2005

October 29, 2005

Gastelum Joins L.A. Chamber, Will Draw on MWD Experience to Encourage More Collaboration

Ron Gastelum joins the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce at a moment of transition.

October 29, 2005

Port Commissioner Krause Wants L.A. Staff To Respond To Both Customer AND Resident Needs

Mayor Villaraigosa's new Harbor Commission faces the challenge of keeping the port booming, goods moving, and the environment protected.

October 29, 2005

Environmental Defense Calls for CALFED to Adopt Ecologically and Economically Sound Water Policies

Tom Graff recounts his testimony to the Little Hoover Commission on the safety and ecological health of the Bay-Delta.

October 29, 2005

L.A.-San Gabriel River Watershed Council Works To Enhance Urban Ecosystems Through Collaboration

Nancy Steele and Kathleen Bullard describe the LASGRWC's efforts to reach across jurisdictions and revitalize the region's river systems.

October 29, 2005

California Infrastructure Bank Provides Innovative Financing and More

California Infrastructure Bank executive director Stan Hazelroth offers an update on one of California's best funding sources.

October 29, 2005

Yaroslavsky Celebrates Valley Opening of New Orange Line Dedicated Busway

Orange Line opens Oct. 29, and Supervisor Yaroslavsky hails it as a potential "revolution."

October 27, 2005

Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting Will Bring Great Ideas & People Together in L.A.

ULI board member Wayne Ratkovich previews an assembly of planning and real estate's best and brightest.

October 27, 2005

New John Laing Homes Division Melds Suburban Expertise With Urban Sensibility

Headed by Phil Simmons, Laing Urban is one of many suburban developers who are taking a new look at cities.

October 27, 2005

With Creative Planning & Community Involvement, W. Hollywood Makes the Most of Its 1.9 Square Miles

Mayor Abbe Land describes how a city as small as West Hollywood can harness its residents' vision and values to create good urban form.

October 27, 2005

Washington DC's Revival Rests On A Mayor and Planning Director's Vision

Andrew Altman, former D.C. Director of Planning, describes how he and Mayor Williams used planning as the catalyst for D.C.'s revival.



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