Housing Affordability

May 27, 2019

UCLA's Ananya Roy on Housing Inequality & Market-Driven Displacement

TPR is proud to present the following interview with Dr. Ananya Roy, professor of urban planning and founding director of the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy.

May 27, 2019

San Diego Mayoral Candidate Barbara Bry on Addressing Affordability Without Devaluing Community Planning

San Diego Councilmember Barbara Bry discusses the ongoing housing crisis and her vision for dense, neighborhood-driven transit-oriented communities in San Diego.

May 15, 2019

An Open Letter to Scott Wiener: SB 50 Empowers Wall Street to Commoditize Housing By Right!

An open letter to Senator Wiener by Hydee Feldstein, of the Land Use Committee of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, identifies alarming, pocket-lining loopholes that could permanently impact California communities.

May 9, 2019

Richard Florida: 'Build More Housing' Is No Match for Inequality

Richard Florida responds to findings by UCLA professor Michael Storper suggesting that untargeted upzoning can exacerbate high housing costs, inequality, and displacement.

May 9, 2019

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand: Wiener's SB 50 is a Win for the Haves, Leaves Behind the Have-Nots

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand discusses what’s at stake for local control when the State Capitol—lobbied heavily by both real estate and Silicon Valley tech interests—pushes a one-size-fits-all solution to California's housing affordability problems.

April 30, 2019

Zev Yaroslavsky: Why SB 50 is Not Right for LA

Zev Yaroslavsky, now the Director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, talks about the SB 50's problematic “one-size-fits-all” structure and its potential to cause irreparable harm to Los Angeles’s landscape, without addressing the lack of affordable housing.

March 15, 2019

Blanket Upzoning—A Blunt Instrument—Won't Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis

Michael Storper rejoins TPR to discuss his latest research paper, which serves as a critique of the “housing as opportunity” view and its emerging policy discourse.

October 26, 2017

Inland Empire's 21st Century Economic Goals: Jobs & 'Millennial Livability'

Ron Loveridge describes the robust economy beginning to take shape in the rapidly growing Inland Empire.

September 22, 2017

Linda Dishman: 25 Years of Leadership at L.A. Conservancy

Linda Dishman demonstrates the Conservancy’s broad approach to preservation and bringing communities together through historic resources.

August 14, 2017

Learning from Vancouver: Housing Affordability & the Myth of Supply-Side Densification

University of British Columbia's Chair of Urban Design is taking on cities for addressing how they tax land, fund affordable and middle-income housing, and invest in vibrant, sustainable communities.

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