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May 19, 2022

Marta Segura: LA City’s First Climate Emergency Mobilization Director

TPR interviewed CEMO Director Marta Segura, a longtime environmental justice advocate who has spent decades designing programs and social change campaigns to address inequities and health gaps in communities across Los Angeles.

May 18, 2022

Jerry Meral on The Potential for CEQA Reform Post-UC Berkeley Case

TPR turned to an expert in the field, Jerry Meral, to opine on the outcome of the Berkeley case and what is next in store for CEQA.

May 3, 2022

CNU's Cole Calls for 'QUIMBY' Alternative

With Pasadena and other cities continuing to battle with the state over new housing policy coming out of SB 9 & 10, TPR spoke with the Pasadena's Former Mayor, former City Manager of Santa Monica, former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, and current Executive Director of the Congress for the New Urbanism , Rick Cole, on his views of what this legislation means for the Golden State.

April 13, 2022

Pasadena Mayor Gordo Speaks Out Against SB 9 - What's at Stake!

TPR excerpts Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo's response to Attorney General Bonta, in which he highlights the City's commitment to protecting its unique architecture and the character of its neighborhoods as irreplaceable cultural and educational resources.

April 13, 2022

Architects Criticize As 'Inhumane' Proposed Munger-Funded UCSB Student Dormitory

TPR below offers two examples (a statement by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the A.I.A & a response by the former chair of national AIA, Ron Altoon) of the critical outrage which has been expressed by architects, educators and, planners in California and nationally in reaction to Charlie’s Vision for UCSB’s Munger Hall.

March 31, 2022

Larry Kosmont’s Land Use & Development Playbook For Value-Capture & Creating Currency For Local Community Development

TPR to constructively contribute to the obvious need for a local mind-reset, sat down with Larry Kosmont to afford him an opportunity to share his views on what cities need to do to capture the value created by today’s economic restructuring for the public's benefit.

March 16, 2022

LA Family Housing’s Stephanie Klasky-Gamer Unpacks Daunting Challenges Facing Homeless Service Providers in LA County

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer to afford her a platform to elaborate on the daunting challenges nonprofits face developing housing and supportive services in LA County – resulting from the fractured approach that jurisdictions are undertaking both to access shelter and to clear encampments in the public right-of-way.

March 16, 2022

Transforming Cities’ Relationship with Nature; Excerpts from A City Age Event

Like the call to return the LA River to a more natural state, the idea of recreating more natural cities, called “biomimicry”, is a hot topic in contemporary planning and climate change resilience. In this event put on by City Age, what follows are excerpts by TPR of three different conversations on how cities might better coexist with nature.

March 9, 2022

Gov. Newsom's 2022 State of the State Address Provides Update to Homelessness & Housing Initiatives

TPR shares this excerpt from Newsom's address highlighting remarks related to California's climate investments, economic recovery efforts, and homelessness.

March 9, 2022

LA Council President Nury Martinez On LA City Governance In Transition

TPR checked in with Council President Nury Martinez to shed light on LA City governance and equitable economic recovery in this challenging moment of transition.

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