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May 25, 2021

LA City Planning Strategies for Equitable Distribution of  Affordable Housing 

TPR shares this excerpt from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning's recently released report outlining strategies for equitably distributing affordable units throughout the City and ensuring every neighborhood in Los Angeles provides its fair share of affordable housing

May 25, 2021

Low Rise Housing Ideas: A Los Angeles Design Competition

TPR shares this overview of the City of LA's Low-Rise housing design competition, and highlights the prize winners' innovative models of sustainable residential architecture.

May 20, 2021

Dan Rosenfeld: Retrospective on Gov. Pete Wilson & Revitalization of California Cities

TPR shares this retrospective by Dan Rosenfeld on the legacy of former Governor Pete Wilson on urban revitalization of California cities the 1990's.

May 20, 2021

Stapleton & Mangham: USGBC-LA’s Net Zero Accelerator

With the unveiling of 2021's NZA Cohort at the Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo this week, TPR interviews USGBC-LA Executive Director Ben Stapleton and Net-Zero Accelerator Director Colin Mangham to offer readers an inside look into LA's hub of green building innovation.

May 20, 2021

‘The Time is Now’: Natural Resources Undersecretary Angela Barranco on Multi-Benefit Infrastructure Investments

TPR interviewed Angela Barranco, undersecretary at the California Natural Resources Agency to share how California, and especially Los Angeles, is leveraging resources to maximize state and federal investments in local climate resilience and multi-benefit infrastructure.

May 5, 2021

Coalition for Clean Air’s Joe Lyou on SCAQMD’s Indirect Source Rule Vote May 7th

TPR sat down with Dr. Joe Lyou, CEO of Coalition for Clean Air, who walks readers through the legal necessity of South Coast AQMD's proposed Indirect Source Rule that aims to make better neighbors of industry giants, like Amazon, and accelerate the transition to zero-emission technologies and fleet electrification.

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.

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