Neighborhood Integrity Initiative

October 22, 2017

Tom Gilmore: 21st Century L.A. Needs a Coherent Urbanist Vision

Ahead of the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles, Tom Gilmore assesses the status of L.A.'s real estate markets and the role of the private sector in contributing to an economically healthy and livable city.

July 18, 2017

Tom Safran on Why Affordable Housing is Difficult to Build in SoCal

The veteran developer and chair of Thomas Safran & Associates sits down to talk about how he has worked to build consensus over his housing developments.

April 27, 2017

Stewarding a Post-'Measure S' LA: Will City Leaders Truly Engage?

LA leaders ask: How can the city treat neighborhoods fairly while addressing citywide housing needs?

March 28, 2017

Ballot Box Planning in California: Results From Developers & Municipalities Turning To Citizen Initiatives

At the USC Real Estate Forum, Amy Forbes, Beverly Grossman Palmer, and Steve Sugerman provided insight on how cities, developers, and the courts have handled ballot-box land-use initiatives.

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.

March 23, 2017

Councilmember Ryu Opines On Needed LA City's Planning Reforms To Regain Public Trust

TPR sits down with Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu after the defeat of Measure S to discuss his vision for planning and development reforms.

March 14, 2017

How To Plan For A Better City? With Global Experience, 5+design Weighs In

5+design principals Mike Ellis and Tim Magill on how LA can move forward on a land-use regime, utilizing their unique experience on developing for density in other global megacities.

February 23, 2017

José Huizar On Downtown Building & City Council Vote To Reform Planning In Shadow Of Measure S Vote

Councilmember José Huizar authored a motion calling for Community Plan updates to be completed every six years. He believes City Hall can establish and fund a framework for the “real work” of planning.

January 20, 2017

Santa Monica's Rick Cole Values City Planning and Citizen Engagement—Perhaps Why No-Growth Measure Failed To Pass

After Santa Monica's rejection of the growth-restricting Measure LV, Rick Cole is hopeful for the future of good planning in the LA area.

October 24, 2016

LA City Councilmember Ryu Candidly Prioritizes City Planning & Development Reform

Councilmember David Ryu provides an update on City of Los Angeles efforts to address the broken planning process that has led to the initiatives on the November and March ballots.

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