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February 19, 2013

Threat to Water Supply After An ‘Event’ Necessitates Delta Fix

VerdeXchange conference panel, “The Delta Resiliency After an Event,” featuring Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager at the Metropolitan Water District; Gerald Meral, Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency; Jack Baylis, Senior Vice President of the Shaw Group; Paul Brown, a International Water Association Fellow; Lucy Jones, Senior Advisor for Risk Reduction at the USGS; and Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council.

October 24, 2012

WUF Hosts Measure J Forum: Feuer, Zane & Rosenfeld Make Final Arguments For/Against Extension of Measure R Sales Tax

Westside Urban Forum panel on the Measure J transportation sales tax extension featuring Dan Rosenfeld, Senior Deputy to LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA, and California Assemblymember Mike Feuer.

August 1, 2012

AIA/LA Roundtable: Minimum Parking Requirments, Yes/No?

Roundtable discussion on AB 904, a California Legislature bill that would have erased parking minimums across the state. Featuring Mott Smith, Don Shoup, Jeff Kiernan, Dave Snow, Carl Muhlstein, and Bill Roschen.

June 29, 2012

Lessons from Los Angeles’ Century of Growth and Reinvention Shared with SPUR Delegation

David Abel, 'Beyond Chinatown' author Steven Erie, and LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discuss how LA's urban and infrastructure development in the late 19th - early 20th century set the city on a trajectory unique from San Francisco.

June 29, 2012

AIA/LA Healthy by Design Panel Addresses How Best to Incentivize Healthier Placemaking

AIA Design Conference panel moderated by TPR editor-in-chief David Abel, featuring Chet Widom (State Architect, State of California), Kate Diamond (HMC Architects), Dr. Jonathan Fielding (Director, LA County Dept. of Public Health), and Dr. Richard Jackson (UCLA).

June 29, 2012

Ontario vs LAWA: Is Local Control of Airport the Answer?

Who should control Ontario Airport and what can elevate it's economic prospects? TPR editor-in-chief David Abel, Councilmember Alan Wapner of the City of Ontario, LAWA Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey, and others discuss.

November 3, 2011

LADWP’s Ron Nichols: We Need Capital Investment

Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.

May 23, 2016

ULI-LA Forum: LA City Leaders Collaborate to Improve Planning and Development Process

Key Los Angeles city departmental managers and officials discussed improvements to each of their respective organizations and explained their vision for a collaborative approval process that reduces obstacles for developers.

May 19, 2016

Excerpts from Ziman Center Forum on Los Angeles Planning Ballot Initiatives: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Excerpts from the April 27th event hosted by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, Urban Land Institute-LA, and The Planning Report.

February 25, 2016

LA Metro & CAHSRA Collaborate on Aligning Community and Transportation Investment

Washington and Morales emphasize the positive impacts transit build-out can produce for the communities it touches, if approached with care.

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