Economic Development

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

Pasadena General Plan Update Focuses Future Growth into Downtown & Around Mobility

Vince Bertoni considers why Pasadena has succeeded at pursuing development and long-range planning in a complementary fashion, while other municipalities have struggled.

July 13, 2015

Edmonton, Canada’s City Manager Prioritizes Building a City Rather Than Just Projects

Simon Farbrother enlightens TPR about the strategies guiding his city’s growth and development: creating an “innovation ecosystem,” focusing on infill development, and enhancing light-rail connectivity.

June 3, 2015

A New Tool for Urban Economic Development: EIFDs Demystified

Fred Silva and Mark Pisano delve into the specific mechanisms of EIFDs, explaining their scope, structure, powers, and application across the state.

March 24, 2015

Demographics Are Changing LA & 'Change' Has a Land-Use Champion: Sherri Franklin

Sherri Franklin shares lessons from her years building the capacity of communities in South Los Angeles and other underserved areas—as well as updating readers on current UDC work.

December 18, 2014

Long Beach Mayor Garcia On Civic Engagement & Economic Development

Robert Garcia addresses the City’s long overdue CalPERs pension payouts, data-driven decision-making, and the mayor’s initiatives in education.

December 9, 2014

CA High-Speed Rail Isn’t About the Train—It’s About California’s Future

Jeff Morales provides a progress report on California's bullet-train project.

May 1, 2012

Which Way LA’s Warren Olney Explores the LA Riots, 20 Years Later

20 years after the 1992 LA Riots, Warren Olney hosted a special series on KCRW’s Which Way, LA?, covering all angles of the city’s tumultuous experience in the 90s. TPR offers the following excerpt from the introduction of Olney’s show, aired on April 27th.

August 23, 2004

Downtown L.A.'s Renaissance Is Only Enhanced by Grand Avenue

L.A. City Councilwoman Jan Perry reflects on the ongoing renaissance in downtown L.A., and looks forward to the two largest projects yet – Grand Avenue and L.A. Live.

December 16, 2003

Great Valley Center's Carol Whiteside Opines On Growth Strategies For The Central Valley

Carol Whiteside, President of the Great Valley Center, explains the unique challenges facing California's Central Valley as it grows at a record pace.

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