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March 17, 2020

Economic Argument for Historic Preservation: Older Housing is Affordable Housing

Donovan Rypkema and Adrian Scott Fine highlight myth-busting findings on the impacts of HPOZs on affordability, density, diversity, and economic resilience of neighborhoods across Los Angeles.

March 12, 2020

LA City Planning Director Bertoni Lauds DTLA 2040’s Community Plan as a Model for Zoning Reform

Bertoni addresses his city’s efforts to incentivize affordable housing and noted the responsibility shared at the state, regional, and local level for policy & regulatory change to incent provision of affordable housing.

February 27, 2020

LA Sanitation & Environment Leads U.S. In Protecting Biodiversity & Measuring Urban Ecosystem Health

GM Enrique Zaldivar and Ass. GM Mas Dojiri discuss the challenges facing biodiversity globally and LA SAN’s work to create a Biodiversity Index.

February 24, 2020

Housing Policy Unpacked: Who Will Accept the Challenges?

Watch this VX2020 panel on the complex dynamics driving the state's affordable housing and homelessness crises and the adequacy of state and local responses to the challenges that will define the state for the generation to come.

February 24, 2020

Asm. Bloom on State Solutions for Streamlining Housing & Achieving Affordability

Asm. Richard Bloom and Tara Barauskas dive into the barriers to building affordable housing and whether recent legislation streamlining local planning, zoning, and permitting processes

February 24, 2020

Healthy by Design: Amenities for Impact in Neighborhoods & Buildings

At VX2020 ULI-LA Innovation Committee Session discusses the relationship between the built environment and public health and the amenities transforming communities in Southern California.

February 24, 2020

Gov. Newsom’s 2020 State of the State Address Prioritizes Homelessness & Housing Initiatives

Gov. Gavin Newsom devotes his 2020 State of the State remarks on his plan for addressing the state’s failure on housing affordability and homelessness.

February 16, 2020

C40 Chair & LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Kicks Off the Climate Decade at VX2020

Mayor Garcetti delivers remarks on how cities, like Los Angeles, are demonstrating the transformative power of the green economy to drive robust and sustainable growth while embracing the existential imperative of this decade, the Climate Decade.

February 11, 2020

Embarcadero Institute: Transit-Rich Urban Centers Exceed Housing Numbers, Fail on Affordability

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of state housing data, which fails to support the foundational premise of SB50 that increasing housing supply will result in housing affordability.

February 11, 2020

Sen. Holly Mitchell Outlines State Budget Priorities & Race for LA County Supervisor 

Sen. Holly Mitchell candidly shares her thoughts on SB50 and her ambition to succeed LA County District 2 Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

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