Open Space

February 8, 2022

The Lasting Legacy of Urbanist William ‘Holly’ Whyte on American Cities

Author and journalist Richard K. Rein in this interview with TPR discusses his new book, American Urbanist, about the life and career of William H. Whyte.

December 8, 2021

Building A Transformational Physical & Metaphorical Bridge: Scott Kratz on DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park Project

Scott Kratz, Senior Vice President of Building Bridges Across the River, is leading the multi-jurisdictional effort to transform an aged-out freeway bridge into a seven-acre civic space crossing the Anacostia River in Washington, DC.

May 20, 2021

‘The Time is Now’: Natural Resources Undersecretary Angela Barranco on Multi-Benefit Infrastructure Investments

TPR interviewed Angela Barranco, undersecretary at the California Natural Resources Agency to share how California, and especially Los Angeles, is leveraging resources to maximize state and federal investments in local climate resilience and multi-benefit infrastructure.

May 3, 2021

SMMC’s Joe Edmiston on Public Investment in Land Conservation

TPR interviews Joe Edmiston, longtime Executive Director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and its sister agency, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, to give a timely update on park conservation efforts—including wildfire prevention, LA River revitalization, wildlife connectivity, and open space preservation.

April 28, 2020

'It Ain’t Tame': SMMC’s Edmiston on Pandemic’s Silver Lining: A Critter Comeback

Joe Edmiston opines on the impact—fiscally and operationally- recent closures have had on his organization’s responsibilities and operations, as well as his concern about another fire season compounding the region’s disaster response challenge.

April 17, 2017

Coastal Commission’s New ED on the Challenges of Sea-Level Rise, Coastal Drilling, & Banning Ranch Development

TPR sat down with the Jack Ainsworth, who has provided the California Coastal Commission with a veteran presence.

January 23, 2004

Great Public Spaces by Project for Public Spaces – Instructive Lessons From Here & Abroad

Fred Kent discusses Project for Pubic Spaces' latest activities and initiatives..

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