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July 13, 2021

LA Councilmember Paul Koretz Letter Opposing SB 10

TPR shares this letter by LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz outlining his opposition to the state legislature's supply-side approach to housing affordability.

June 29, 2021

The View From Detroit: Fmr. White House Adviser Kerry C. Duggan On Local Capacity Building

TPR interviews Kerry C. Duggan, who as an Obama administration official spent 6.5 years embedded into Detroit City Hall to provide technical assistance to the city during and after its municipal bankruptcy in 2013. Duggan underlines the importance of local capacity building and place-based policymaking in efforts to Build Back Better.

June 29, 2021

US Development Finance Corporation’s First Chief Climate Officer—Jake Levine on Slingshotting Global Development Beyond Fossil Fuels

Jake Levine was appointed to serve as the first Chief Climate Officer of the US Development Finance Corporation tasked with guiding the agency to a net-zero portfolio by 2040. With $60 billion to invest through a variety of financial instruments, in this TPR interview, Levine shares how the DFC is totally rebalancing its investments towards clean energy and supporting climate adaptation, resilience, and economic development globally.

June 17, 2021

Sen. Bob Hertzberg on Universal Basic Capital & Equity Building

In this op-ed, appearing originally in the LA Times and republished by TPR with permission, Sen. Hertzberg argues for addressing wealth inequality with a state program—like Governor Newsom's proposal to create and fund college savings accounts for low-income children—to foster an ownership share for all Californians in the wealth produced here.

June 17, 2021

Rick Cole’s New Role: Updating Urbanism for the 21st Century

In this TPR Interview, the former City Manager of Santa Monica, former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, and former Mayor of Pasadena (to name a few) elaborates on incorporating new urbanist principles into planning and design and highlights precedent-setting cities nationwide leading the way on legalizing walkable urbanism and livable places.

June 17, 2021

MUSE/IQUE 2021-22 Season Explores the Streets of Los Angeles Thru Prism of Music

TPR interviews MUSE/IQUE’s Artistic Director Rachael Worby and CEO Brian Colburn, who highlight MUSE/IQUE’s upcoming place-based program “L.A. Composed,” which celebrates the streets of Los Angeles as unique intersections where people and culture come together to form place

June 15, 2021

Outgoing MWD GM Jeffrey Kightlinger on 15 Years Of Regional Water Leadership

TPR finds it timely to shares this exit interview with outgoing MWD GM Jeffrey Kightlinger who reflects on his 15-year consensus-building tenure leading the region's efforts to secure and enhance local water supplies and invest in climate-resilient water infrastructure.

June 14, 2021

New MWD GM Adel Hagekhalil Commits To “One Water” Agenda

TPR is proud to share this timely interview with Metropolitan Water District's newly confirmed General Manager, Adel Hagekhalil.

June 14, 2021

Climate Resolve’s Jonathan Parfrey on Prioritizing Extreme Heat Resilience

TPR sat down with Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director of Climate Resolve, to reflect on what is and is not likely to be included in the California Comeback Plan and what that reveals about the state’s climate priorities.

June 14, 2021

DTLA $2 Billion Development Plans for Fourth & Central - Continuum Partners’ Mark Falcone

TPR interviews Denver-based developer Mark Falcone of Continuum Partners on plans for Fourth & Central—a proposed $2 billion high-density, mixed-use redevelopment of the LA Cold Storage operation in the Arts District.

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