Housing

May 30, 2019

LA City Council's Mike Bonin on Transit Equity & SB 50's Affordability Failure

Councilmember Mike Bonin discusses how blanket upzoning could impact efforts to develop an equitable, high-quality public transportation network in Los Angeles.

May 27, 2019

South Los Angeles Forum Opposes SB 50

City Council President Herb Wesson and advocate Romero Malveaux opine on the value of single-family neighborhoods and voice concern over displacement, gentrification, and 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 15, 2019

Gerhard Mayer: U.S. Urban Planning Needs Complete Paradigm Shift

Acclaimed architect Gerhard Mayer discusses how the suburban model of American housing came to be, outlining how cities in Europe and Asia have embraced design-level thinking to develop livable, dense urban communities.

May 14, 2019

OPR Director Kate Gordon on Managing California’s Utilities, Wildfires, Housing & Transportation Planning

Gov. Newsom's Director of the Office of Planning & Research, Kate Gordon, presents her office’s extensive responsibilities and initiatives addressing resilience and sustainability.

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 Out 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.

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.

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