Housing Affordability

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.

March 23, 2017

LA’s Updated Plans Require Integration, Consistency, Consensus

After the defeat of Measure S and Mayor Eric Garcetti's subsequent Executive Directive 19, LA City Planning Director Vince Bertoni joins TPR and discusses the new planning framework coming to City Hall.

July 26, 2016

Affordable Housing’s Elephant In The Room: Operating and Preserving Multi-Family Housing

John Given discusses the need to preserve affordability in the operating rental housing market. His vision: putting 20 percent of LA’s existing housing stock under mission-driven control within the next 10 years.

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