Adaptive Reuse

October 4, 2012

LA Conservancy Honors Linda Dishman’s Twenty Years of Historic Leadership

TRP presents the following interview with Linda Dishman, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Conservancy, in recognition of 20 years of service to historic preservation across Los Angeles.

October 2, 2012

CCA’s Carol Schatz On LA’s Downtown Development Boom

Carol Schatz, President and CEO of both the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) and the Central City Association (CCA) of Los Angeles, explores a recent development boom in Downtown LA in an interview with The Planning Report.

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.

April 15, 2021

CCA White Paper on Expanding Adaptive Reuse to Support Housing & Economic Recovery

TPR excerpts CCA's white paper on adaptivee reuse, which provides a set of recommendations that the City can implement now to convert obsolete buildings into housing and community-serving facilities.

June 8, 2020

California Forward Summary of 2020 State Senate Housing Bills

TPR shares with permission California Forward's summary of the suite of housing proposals that seek to increase the zoned capacity for housing in the state.

April 28, 2020

COVID-19's Impacts on Urban Design & the Built Environment

Architecture journalist Sam Lubell describes how the COVID-19 pandemic, like pandemics of the past, will trigger a shift in how visionaries of the built environment—planners, urban designers, and architects—imagine place and space in response to the disruption of the moment

May 11, 2018

The Future of Historic Preservation in Los Angeles

At a recent event Los Angeles Conservancy event focused on the role of historic preservation in the changing LA landscape, design leaders discussed the past victories in preservation and the role of SB 827 in shaping the policy conversation.

October 22, 2017

Tom Gilmore: 21st Century L.A. Needs a Coherent Urbanist Vision

Ahead of the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, Tom Gilmore assesses the status of L.A.'s real estate markets and the role of the private sector in contributing to an economically healthy and livable city.

February 26, 2012

Hamid Behdad on How Best to Update LA City’s Adaptive Reuse Ordinance

In 1999 the Los Angeles City Council adopted an adaptive reuse ordinance that played a significant part in the revitalization of Downtown. Granting developers the flexibility needed to convert historic buildings into modern residences, the ordinance became a model for preservation and growth actoss the city. Now, the City Council may update the original ordinance to meet 21st century needs.

March 31, 2011

Tom Gilmore Opines on Infill Development and Downtown L.A.

Recently released figures from the U.S. Census confirmed the success story of Downtown L.A. and Historic Corridor. Developer Tom Gilmore helped make it happen. What happens next?

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