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May 3, 2021

Mayor Eric Garcetti State of the City 2021 Housing & Homelessness Priorities

TPR shares an excerpt from the Mayor Garcetti's 2021 State of the City remarks in which he elaborates on the $791 million included in his 2021 proposed city budget for housing and homeless services.

May 3, 2021

UCLA Luskin Summit: 2021 Los Angeles Quality of Life Index

Former LA County Supervisor and Director of the Los Angeles Initative at UCLA Luskin, Zev Yaroslavsky unveils the results from the sixth annual Quality of Life index, which reveals fascinating insights into how residents' priorities and perspectives on public leadership have shifted—or not—in light of the challenges and uncertainties experienced over the past year.

May 3, 2021

SMMC’s Joe Edmiston on Public Investment in Land Conservation

TPR interviews Joe Edmiston, longtime Executive Director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and its sister agency, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, to give a timely update on park conservation efforts—including wildfire prevention, LA River revitalization, wildlife connectivity, and open space preservation.

April 16, 2021

Outgoing SCAG President Rex Richardson on Empowering Cities for Growth

TPR sat down with outgoing SCAG President and City of Long Beach Vice Mayor, Rex Richardson, to discuss how the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization was able to find consensus on focusing new housing development near jobs and transit to balance future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals.

April 15, 2021

CCA White Paper on Expanding Adaptive Reuse to Support Housing & Economic Recovery

TPR excerpts CCA's white paper on adaptivee reuse, which provides a set of recommendations that the City can implement now to convert obsolete buildings into housing and community-serving facilities.

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.

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