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February 4, 2021

Heidi Duckler: Los Angeles Through the Eyes of a Physical Space Artist

PR caught up with Heidi Duckler for an artist’s perspective on movement in the built environment, urban planning as modern dance, and COVID-19's impacts on performance art in Los Angeles.

February 4, 2021

UC Irvine's Michael Méndez on an Environmental Justice Agenda for 2021

TPR interviewed UC Irvine Professor—and recent appointee to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board—Michael Méndez about what lessons Los Angeles and California can provide to policymakers in Washington D.C on climate action and environmental justice.

February 4, 2021

CA Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Laura Friedman on Climate Leadership in Transportation

New California Assembly Transportation Committee Chair, Laura Friedman, who shares with TPR her policy priorities for reducing emissions, eliminating traffic fatalities, and improving the connectivity of urban regional light rail in Southern California.

January 20, 2021

Studio-MLA Founder & New LADWP Commissioner Mia Lehrer on Environmental Design, Systems Planning and Resiliency

Mia Lehrer reflects on her firm's mission of advocacy by design as a process for making places that are environmentally significant and culturally meaningful to people and communities

January 19, 2021

The Los Angeles Coalition Insights on LA: Homelessness

Los Angeles Coalition’s “Insight on LA" that breaks down the state's economic road to recovery, within the context of the new presidential administration.

January 19, 2021

LA County’s Minh Le On Creating Clean Jobs, Increasing Efficiency & Deleting The Digital Divide

TPR interviews Minh Le for his perspective on both how LA County initiatives and federal investments in clean energy can drive resilient and equitable economic recovery and how deleting the digital divide is a top priority for ‘building back better’ in Los Angeles.

December 21, 2020

Can't Fix What You Can't Measure: Correcting the Record on Double Counting in State RHNA Numbers 

Embarcadero Institute president, Gab Layton, corrects the record on double counting in the state' RHNA numbers and argues that any state-adopted methodology tied to critical funding ought to be accurate, defensible, and based in fact.

December 21, 2020

Terry O’Day on Public Accountability & Santa Monica City Governance Challenges

TPR interviewed Terry O’ Day, Santa Monica's outgoing Mayor Pro Tempore, on how the city realigned spending priorities to survive this year’s public health crisis while also navigating a nationwide reckoning with racism in policing.

December 21, 2020

Mark Ridley-Thomas' TPR Exit Interview from the LA County Board of Supervisors

TPR’s exit interview with former Supervisor, now-Councilmember Ridley-Thomas appropriately focuses mostly upon his accomplishments on the county board and his significant economic development initiatives relating to housing, mobility, and LA’s burgeoning bioscience industry.

December 1, 2020

Rick Cole Sees Opportunity for 'Grand Bargain' on Housing 

Rick Cole offers his outlook on what can be accomplished statewide on housing and how the state can effectively assist and motivate local governments to meet affordable housing production goals.

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