City of Los Angeles

February 16, 2016

LA City's Built Environment Has a New Steward Who Believes in the Necessity of a Shared Development Vision

Vince Bertoni, the new director of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, comments on LA's complex needs and challenges.

December 21, 2015

Demand Management Technologies Revolutionizing How Urban DOTs Enhance Public Mobility

Seleta Reynolds and Ashley Hand offer their comments in light of Gabe Klein’s "Start-Up City."

October 30, 2015

LA Viewed by Non-Native Insiders: Cheung & Kulkarni Thrive on Region's Diversity

Stephen Cheung and Praful Kulkarni provide their distilled "takes" on LA in this second contribution to TPR's series of city-builder perspectives on the metropolis.

October 26, 2015

Lucy Jones' Priority: Preparing LA for 'The Big One's' Economic Impact

Dr. Lucy Jones notes the repercussions of interruptions to water and communications systems, as well as uninhabitable buildings, on business in Los Angeles.

September 8, 2015

Yaroslavsky: 1984 Olympics Hold Lessons for LA's 2024 Bid

As Los Angeles vied this summer to be named the American candidate for the 2024 Olympics—with success—a research paper authored by Zev Yaroslavsky and others reminded the city of take-aways from the 1984 Games.

August 28, 2015

PonTell: Ontario Airport Agreement Bodes Well for Inland Empire Economic Growth

Steve PonTell shares the importance of the Ontario Airport decision, clarifying the finer points of the compromise and expressing his excitement at opportunities it has created for the sub-region.

August 18, 2015

Romero and MacAdams: Who Will Plan & Fund LA River Revitalization?

Two LA River experts comment on the revitalization process now that the Army Corps of Engineer’s Alternative 20 has cleared a critical federal hurdle.

June 30, 2015

Insider Perspectives on LA: Griego, Smith & Rosenfeld Opine

TPR offers three distilled "takes" on LA from three experienced city builders: Linda Griego, President and CEO of Griego Enterprises Inc.; Janet Marie Smith, LA Dodgers Senior Vice President of Planning and Development; and Dan Rosenfeld, former State of California and City of LA Director of Real Estate.

June 30, 2015

'Heads, Hands and Hearts’: Kelly Candaele on Those Building LA

An in-progress documentary showcases the skill and expertise behind the Wilshire Grand Center high-rise, celebrating the workers constructing it.

June 25, 2015

Exit Interview: Rick Cole Trades Population for City Management Authority

As Cole leaves the City of LA for Santa Monica, he gives his assessment of the former's fiscal health, reflects on the bureaucratic challenges that have faced Garcetti’s “back to basics” initiatives, and explains his reasons for heading west.

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