City Planning

July 31, 2017

The 'Art of the Possible': Santa Monica's New Downtown Community Plan

Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer and Mayor pro Tem Gleam Davis explain how the new Downtown Community Plan balances new growth, housing affordability, and the feel of the small city.

June 28, 2017

Seattle's Management of an Integrated, Equitable Budget & Planning Process Has a Leader

Samuel Assefa, head of Seattle’s Office of Planning & Community Development, shares what he's learned from other cities—and what other cities can learn from Seattle—on producing affordable housing, accommodating growth, and revitalizion for the next generation.

April 17, 2017

‘EcoDistricts’ Process Promotes Urban Regeneration & Holistic Neighborhood Planning

EcoDistricts' Eric Corey Freed explains the group's innovative process for helping neighborhoods develop holistic community plans through a new certification process.

February 27, 2017

Parks and Placemaking: How Will LA Spend $93 Million Annually in Park Funding?

In November, Los Angeles voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax to fund the creation and restoration of parks countywide. VX2017 brought civic leaders together to discuss how those funds can transform the region.

February 23, 2017

Rick Cole on City Planning: A Call To Action For Civic Leaders

At the recent VerdeXchange 2017/ULI–LA FutureBuild, Rick Cole addressed the systemic, embedded problems in LA’s current politicized planning regime.

February 23, 2017

José Huizar On Downtown Building & City Council Vote To Reform Planning In Shadow Of Measure S Vote

Councilmember José Huizar authored a motion calling for Community Plan updates to be completed every six years. He believes City Hall can establish and fund a framework for the “real work” of planning.

February 21, 2017

LADOT’s Seleta Reynolds’ VX2017 Panel: City Building For Autonomous Vehicles & Planning For Disruption

At VX2017, transportation leaders came together for an ULI-Los Angeles FutureBuild panel regarding how to accommodate the impacts of autonomous vehicles among the lack of city planning in Southern California.

January 20, 2017

Santa Monica's Rick Cole Values City Planning and Citizen Engagement—Perhaps Why No-Growth Measure Failed To Pass

After Santa Monica's rejection of the growth-restricting Measure LV, Rick Cole is hopeful for the future of good planning in the LA area.

October 24, 2016

'The Well-Tempered City' Author Jonathan F.P. Rose Asks: Can it Actually Be Built?

Author of The Well-Tempered City and Urban Land Institute trustee Jonathan F.P. Rose sits down with TPR to share lessons for building resilient, vibrant cities.

October 10, 2016

Former Pittsburgh Mayor Opines on LA City’s Lack of Leadership in Planning LA 3.0

Former Mayor Murphy shares stories of how he shaped Pittsburgh through strong partnerships, investing in the city's future, and through thinking about how to create a new generation of jobs.

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