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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

July 27, 2021

Josh Stephens Justifies Wall Street Commodification of R-1 Zones

Calling Blackstone a 'red herring' in arguments over the impacts of statewide upzoning, Josh Stephens argues the best way to hamper speculators is to override local control over planning in an effort to produce more housing.

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.

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