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September 8, 2021

Councilmember Mike Bonin Addresses LA Homelessness, Evictions & Social Housing

TPR interviewed District 11 Councilmember Mike Bonin for a much needed & nuanced discussion of the intersecting challenges presently driving housing displacement, gentrification, and homelessness in metro Los Angeles.

September 8, 2021

LADOT GM Seleta Reynolds on Mobility’s New Normal

Eighteen months into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TPR interviewed LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds to update readers on the challenges and opportunities facing LA City's transportation agenda.

September 8, 2021

SCAG’s Jenna Hornstock on Planning for Housing-Supportive Infrastructure

With years of experience in transit-oriented planning and development, Jenna Hornstock elaborates on SCAG's toolbox for incentivizing housing production including new state funding for "housing-supportive infrastructure" planning.

September 8, 2021

LA Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins on Infrastructure Equity

From a virtual roundtable on infrastructure equity in LA County, TPR excerpts LA Metro's new CEO Stephanie Wiggins on opportunities for improving essential service for LA's essential workforce.

August 25, 2021

Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Infrastructure & Climate Risk

TPR spoke with US Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who sits on the House Ways & Means Committee, for insights on the now-pending $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.

August 25, 2021

What’s “In & Not In”  SB 9 & 10: California State Housing Bills Now Pending   

Cindy Montañez breaks down the language of SB 9 & SB 10 to illustrate their planning and affordability implications.

August 16, 2021

Vince Bertoni on LA's Housing Element Update

LA City Planning Director Vince Bertoni elaborates on how the City of LA's Housing Element & Community Plans are being updated to meet new state requirements to produce more housing while protecting tenants and preserving existing affordable housing stock.

August 16, 2021

USC’s Dowell Myers on Housing Demographics: Linkage of Renter Mobility & Housing Affordability

Dowell Myers, Director of the Population Dynamics Research Group at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, shares with TPR readers his recently published findings on the impacts of millennials—now in need of their own housing—on renter mobility, housing supply, and affordability.

August 16, 2021

HR&A LA’s Andrea Batista Schlesinger on Building Inclusive Cities

Andrea Batista Schlesinger, new managing partner of HR&A's Los Angeles office, elaborates on how the firm’s national Inclusive Cities practice is examining fundamental questions of racial equity, economic justice, and community engagement in cities across the US

July 27, 2021

Sam Hall Kaplan on The Politics of Preservation in Los Angeles

Former LA Times Urban Design Critic, Sam Hall Kaplan reviews Ken Bernstein's "Preserving Los Angeles" in which he reflects on the notoriously contentious politics surrounding historic preservation in the city

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