City of Los Angeles

December 4, 2014

Cole: Successful Placemaking Arises From Dynamic Pedestrian Environments, Not 'Starchitecture'

LA Deputy Mayor Rick Cole elaborates on longtime efforts to promote livability at the neighborhood, city, and regional levels.

October 3, 2014

CRA Dissolution Process: A City of LA Status Report

Tim McOsker updates TPR on the LA CRA's steps to meet its legal obligations since 2012, including the creation of a long-range property management plan

September 4, 2014

An Open Letter to the Garcetti Administration’s Incoming LA City Chief Resilience Officer

US Green Building Council Ginsberg Fellow Heather Joy Rosenberg shares her views on creating a resilient Los Angeles.

August 27, 2014

LAPD / City Collective Bargaining: An Imbalance of Power

Ron Kaye delves into the political history of the City of Los Angeles Police Department and unions—with more than half a century of wage, work-week, and pension disputes as context.

August 4, 2014

LA’s Chief Innovation Technology Officer Champions Agile Apps

Peter Marx, the City of Los Angeles as its first Chief Innovation Technology Officer, outlines opportunities for technological improvement in the public sector.

April 4, 2014

City of LA's Engineer—A Responsibility of Significance

Deborah Weintraub, Interim City Engineer for Los Angeles, discusses the La Noria waterwheel, along with other water-oriented and public space projects in partnership with the city.

July 23, 2013

Reform? Term Limits Have Produced an Inbred City Council

Ruth Galanter, Los Angeles City Councilmember from 1987 to 2003, examines the downsides of term limits and neighborhood councils.

November 19, 2003

The Promise And Downside Of Inclusionary Zoning In Los Angeles Addressed By Housing Developers

Bill Witte and Jeff Lee address the peril of placing more restrictions on development.

November 19, 2003

LA To Consider Incusionary Zoning Ordinance

LA City Councilman Eric Garcetti makes the case for intelligent inclusionary zoning.

September 1, 2003

Kotkin: Innovation, Immigrant Entrepreneurs Helped LA & Houston Recover – It Can Work For NYC, T00

Joel Kotkin argues that New York could learn from LA's and Houston's successful recoveries from the recession of the late 1980s.

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