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February 8, 2022

SMMC’s Joe Edmiston ‘Jazzed’ by Newsom Spending & Open Space Priorities

TPR caught up with Santa Monica Mountain’s Conservancy Executive Director, Joe Edmiston, to elaborate on how the influx of federal and state infrastructure investments will impact Southern California conservation and open space projects.

February 8, 2022

The Milken Institute’s Matt Horton on Reigniting California’s Innovation Economy

TPR interviews Matt Horton, the Director of the Milken Institute’s Center for Regional Economics and California Center, who elaborates on the opportunity for reigniting the state’s innovation-based economy to boost regional competitiveness and encourage higher paying job opportunities for communities in Southern California.

January 14, 2022

Governor Newsom's Proposed 2022-23 State Budget

On Monday, January 10 Governor Newsom announced his $286 billion budget request for 2022-23. TPR excerpts the Governor’s Proposed Budget Summary, highlighting requested state spending for economic and workforce development, transportation, energy, water, climate, housing, and homelessness.

January 14, 2022

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand on Reasserting Local Control Over Neighborhood Planning

TPR interviewed Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand on how his city and constituents are responding to the new state laws usurping local control over neighborhood planning and zoning and eliminating single-family zoning statewide.

January 14, 2022

Thomas Small on Culver City’s Embrace of Tactical Urbanism & Rapid Urban Prototyping

In this interview with TPR, former mayor and councilman, Thomas Small, discusses Move Culver City and Culver City Forward, two projects created to help the relatively small metropolis in the heart of LA’s Westside more readily absorb new population and development through better communication with the government, companies, and residents.

December 17, 2021

ARUP Report on Building Decarbonization & Affordable Housing

TPR excerpts a recent report from Arup and NRDC on the complex relationship between decarbonizing buildings and creating and preserving affordable housing in Los Angeles.

December 17, 2021

NCST Webinar on Optimizing Opportunities for Housing from Failing Shopping Malls

TPR links here this December 2nd webinar from the National Center for Sustainable Transporation assessing the potential for turning failing malls in California into mixed-use development and housing.

December 16, 2021

Reimagining Homelessness & Mental Health: Kerry Morrison on 'Radical Hospitality' & Lessons from Trieste, Italy

Kerry Morrison, the former director of the Hollywood BID and Founder of Heart Forward LA, articulately and boldly shares with TPR readers her Durfee Foundation supported journey researching the “failures” of the US mental health system; and, what LA and California could learn about radical hospitality from a European city with a robust community-based approach—Trieste, Italy.

December 8, 2021

CEO Steve Glenn on Integrating Design, Sustainability, & Efficiency in the Prefab Custom Home Market

TPR sat down with Steve Glenn, CEO of Plant Prefab, to afford him an opportunity to share how his company is infiltrating single and multifamily housing markets with custom designed prefabricated homes to deliver healthy and sustainable buildings by design and at scale.

December 8, 2021

Building A Transformational Physical & Metaphorical Bridge: Scott Kratz on DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park Project

Scott Kratz, Senior Vice President of Building Bridges Across the River, is leading the multi-jurisdictional effort to transform an aged-out freeway bridge into a seven-acre civic space crossing the Anacostia River in Washington, DC.

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