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July 11, 2023

Insider Planning: NoHo Nightmare Reveals Pitfalls of LA's Housing Policies & Obsession with Density at Any Cost

The Planning Report is interested in—and shares this first-hand account—uncovering the failures in policy and governance that enabled and incentivized these crimes in its pursuit of housing density at any cost.

July 10, 2023

Zev Yaroslavsky’s Los Angeles: A Political Memoir-Excerpts

Zev’s new book, ‘Zev's Los Angeles: From Boyle Heights to the Halls of Power. A Political Memoir’, excerpted here with his permission, …” revisits the period in which Los Angeles”, as former LA Times’ Editor notes in his eloquent & recent book review, “became what we know today: big and complex, multiracial, exciting, divided and far deeper than what meets the eye.”

June 23, 2023

Patsaouras: Political Origins of LA's Transit Safety Challenges

Nick Patsaouras, who outlines the historic and political origins of LA Metro’s policing contracts in the 1990s and subsequent degradation of security on the system.

June 23, 2023

Coordinating Green Building Across the LA Region: MyGBCE 2023 Civic Power Panel Excerpt

At a recent US Green Building Council-LA event, Executive Director Ben Stapleton led a conversation with Marta Segura, Chief Heat Officer and Climate Emergency Mobilization Director for the City of LA; Rita Kampalath, Acting LA County Chief Sustainability Office; Sean Crumby, Director of Project Delivery and Sustainability for the City of Irvine; and Lucius Martin, the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development at the City of Long Beach on how the region is collaborating—or not—on delivering new green building projects and retrofitting existing buildings.

June 23, 2023

VX2023: Affordable Housing—The Vienna Model Panel Video

In this panel from VerdeXchange 2023, moderated by former Mayor of Culver City Alex Fisch, GGLO Architects' Gerhard Mayer, Global Policy Leadership Academy's Helmi Hisserich, LA Family Housing's Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, and the RAND Center on Housing and Homelessness's Jason Ward discuss if the Vienna affordable housing model could help build affordable housing on a large scale in California?

June 15, 2023

SLATE-Z’s Zahirah Mann: At the Intersection of Economic Revitalization & Climate Mitigation in South LA

SLATE-Z’s Zahirah Mann discusses the nonprofit’s mission, objectives, partnerships, and strategies for equitable, transit-oriented economic development and climate mitigation.

June 15, 2023

Cityview CEO Sean Burton: Production of ‘Missing-Middle’ Housing Undermined by Measure ULA

Cityview CEO Sean Burton shares how his development firm is boosting housing stock across the western United States despite the challenges in LA

June 15, 2023

LA’s Chief Tourism Officer Doane Liu on Tourism's Trajectory in the City

Doane Liu elaborates on the growth potential for Los Angeles tourism as the world continues to reopen to travel.

June 15, 2023

What’s the Matter with American Cities?

TPR republishes with permission this piece examining the divergence in American cities from good planning principles found in cities around the world to the detriment of the global climate and local livability.

April 13, 2023

SoLa Impact’s Martin Muoto on Building Affordable Housing in LA at $250k per door?

TPR spoke to Martin Muoto, the Founder and CEO of SoLa Impact, on his mission to develop affordable housing at a fraction of current costs without any public financing.

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