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April 8, 2021

LA Dodgers' Janet Marie Smith on Contextual Ballparks & Urban Placemaking

TPR offers this timely interview with Janet Marie Smith, Dodger SVP of Planning and Development, affording her an opportunity to highlight the Dodger ownership's commitment to contextual, rather than ‘retro’, design decisions and affirms her career-long commitment to revitalizing iconic urban ballparks across the country.

April 8, 2021

To Build Back Better, StreetsLA’s Adel Hagekhalil On ‘One Infrastructure’ Through Integration, Innovation, & Inclusion

TPR interviewed Adel Hagekhalil to elaborate on how StreetsLA leveraged resources and partnerships in a year of budget scarcity to continue its work to transform LA’s streets into urban oases that provide shade, stormwater capture, active transportation, urban cooling and more for communities across the City.

April 8, 2021

Ken Bernstein's Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places can Transform America's Cities

Join TPR on Tues. April 20 for a special online book launch event for Ken Bernstein's new book Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places Can Transform America's Cities, which aims to bring the Los Angeles historic preservation story to a larger public, both locally and nationally, detailing how preservation has become an engine of positive change across the City of Los Angeles.

April 1, 2021

Metrolink Unveils First Climate Action Plan

Metrolink announced its new Climate Action Plan—the agency's first formal environmentally focused initiative that sets goals for emissions reduction, air quality improvement, and other sustainability measures to help advance the regional railway’s aggressive goal for zero emissions by 2028.

April 1, 2021

LA Metro’s Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan—Heather Repenning

LA Metro's Heather Repenning highlights Metro’s Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan for integrating sustainability into all aspects of decision-making and execution at Metro and efforts to ensure equitable and sustainable mobility choices for transit-dependent residents across LA County.

April 1, 2021

LA100: The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study

To assist the City of Los Angeles in meeting its ambitious clean energy goals, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power commissioned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to provide the city with the analysis necessary to ensure a cost-effective, emissions-reducing and reliable path to 100% renewable energy. TPR excerpts here some of the study's key findings.

March 24, 2021

Bloomberg: The Road to Financing the Net Zero Energy Transition

Bloomberg’s recent The Road to Net Zero webinar was moderated by Bloomberg’s Sonali Basak, panelists Sean Kidney of Climate Bonds Initiative, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan’s Deborah Ng, and TD Securities’ Amy West address ESG strategy in light of COVID’s impact on green investments globally.

March 24, 2021

Cambridge, Mass’ Adopts Citywide Affordable Housing Overlay—A National Model

Alanna Mallon elaborates on the significance and necessity for the local land use regulation to significantly increase supply of permanent affordable housing in one of the nation’s most expensive and inflated housing markets.

March 11, 2021

Bruce Katz: The American Rescue Plan & Preparing Cities for an Equitable Recovery

Bruce Katz offers insights on how cities across the country are preparing for this unprecedented federal investment and strategizing to ensure an equitable and resilient recovery.

March 11, 2021

Feds to the Rescue, But The Peril Remains: Preventing the Next Fiscal Apocalypse

State and local governments across the country are breathing a sigh of relief with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, which provides $350 billion in aid to states and localities. Former Santa Monica City Manager, Rick Cole, on the implications of the fiscal reset on city budget, policy, and service priorities going forward. Cole asserts that the relief provides California with a unique opportunity to realign local revenues and rebalance the state-local fiscal relationship.

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