Development

September 4, 2014

Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould: Retiring Observations

Rod Gould provides an overview of Santa Monica’s fiscal health, its development challenges, and its opportunities as Metro light rail connects this city with the greater LA region.

July 31, 2014

Len Hill's New Legacy Project: Antidote to Orsini-zation

Len Hill explains the vision for Linear City's newest endeavor: The Elysian.

June 5, 2013

Auto Parkit: A Parking Revolution Comes to Urban America

TPR spoke with Christopher Alan, founder of Auto Parkit, the only automated parking company in the nation competitive with traditional parking.

October 12, 2011

“What’s the Rush?”: Should Football Stadiums Have Expedited Environmental Reviews By Courts?

Warren Olney, California State Senator Alex Padilla, and David Pettit deliberate the future of CEQA reform through AB 900 and SB 292. The conversation took place before Governor Brown signed both bills into law. Still, it illustrates that uncertainties that surround such action. Have large development projects, effectively, freed themselves of environmental scrutiny?

October 7, 2011

The Future of Utility-Scale Renewable Energy in California

From the CleanTech OC 2011 Annual Conference and Expo comes this conversation between Marcie Edwards, Michael Peevey, Tim Olson, Stephen Mullenix, and Guy Blanchard on renewable utilities in California. The panelists focus on whether the regulatory bodies create certainty or ambiguity in the California renewables market.

October 7, 2011

German Solar Entrepreneurs Assess California

Boris von Bormann, Wade Webb, Brade Meikle, Tom Buttgenbach, Rugerro Schleicher-Tappeser, and Boris Schubert explore the state of the solar industry today. How are development projects changing as solar PV becomes more competitive? What should experienced entrepreneurs from Europe understand about the California market and development process? Permitting delays, in particular, make California a difficult place for new solar PV developments. Innovative business models, however, are creating opportunities.

September 11, 2011

VX Canada: Darryl Neate of Oxford Properties on How To Green Retrofits

Darrly Neate explores the challenges property developers face in striving for an energy efficient built environment.

March 31, 2011

‘Skyline Changer'-Wilshire Grand Hotel- Wins Approval

In March, the L.A. City Council approved a suite of ordinances that paved the way for a $1 billion high rise in Downtown-the first office tower to be built in the neighborhood in over 20 years.

March 3, 2011

L.A. First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner's Development Reform Effort Assessed

An event in February hosted by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce shed some light on the possible direction of project approval process reform.

April 30, 2010

Soboroff's Legacy Enhanced: Playa Vista Phase II Approved

Since Playa Vista gained L.A. City Council approval earlier this month, Steve Soboroff resigned from his post at Playa Vista, promising more leadership for the city in the future.

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