September 2023

September 18, 2023

U.C.’s ‘Disaster Resilience Network’ – Connecting Expert Academic Resources to Better Mitigate Climate Catastrophes

TPR recently interviewed Ed Blakely, a seasoned veteran with decades of experience in disaster recovery who now sits on the advisory board for the UC Disaster Resilience Network, to learn how the network could help with disaster preparedness. Also interviewed here, the network’s executive director, Joe Leitmann.

September 18, 2023

Investing In Place’s Jessica Meaney: LA’s Broken System = Broken Sidewalks and Streets

TPR spoke with Investing in Place’ Executive Director, Jessica Meaney, on how the city’s budgeting could better address the needs of the city, improve equity and be more transparent. Meaney opines that the current way of doing things is failing to serve residents and why her organization’s work to push for a Capital Infrastructure Plan for the City of Los Angeles has been so important.

September 18, 2023

Downtown ‘Doom Loops’? CBRE’s Jessica Lall on a Struggling DTLA & Impacts of Remote Work

TPR spoke with CBRE’s Jessica Lall about how her firm’s research into downtown development is being put to use to shape the future of downtown Los Angeles. She also comments on her personal hopeful outlook for recovery in downtown Los Angeles and her continued investment in the city’s civic leadership.

September 18, 2023

Preservation Deserves a Place at the Table: Christy McAvoy on Preservation Planning in 2023

TPR spoke with historic preservation legend Christy McAvoy on preservation planning and how many organizations like the Conservancy will be at the forefront of cultivating the next generation of planners.

September 6, 2023

Beyond the Built Environment: Dr. Alisa Orduña on Homelessness Strategies & the Fight for a Continuum of Care

Dr. Alisa Orduña shares the lessons she learned from her time as Senior Advisor on Homelessness for the city of Santa Monica, her PhD research on the need for holistic approaches and community engagement in this time of crisis.

September 6, 2023

Hudson’s David Kramer Assesses LA Skid Row Housing Trust’s Collapse

TPR spoke with the President of Hudson Companies of NY, David Kramer, on the what housing models work and don’t work— as well as the different approaches New York City and Los Angeles have taken to date in their respective campaigns against the mounting pressures, external and internal, to prevent worsening homelessness conditions.

September 6, 2023

Santa Monica Councilmember Jesse Zwick on Homelessness, Civic Engagement & Land Use Priorities

TPR interviewed newly elected Santa Monica councilmember Jesse Zwick to hear his policy priorities and views on innovative models of community engagement as the city considers plans for the soon-to-be decommissioned Santa Monica Airport, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and other opportunities that lay ahead for the city.


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