Planning

April 5, 2013

Gina Marie Lindsey Recounts LAX Specific Plan Amendment Study Odyssey

Los Angeles World Airports executive director Gina Marie Lindsey walks TPR through the status of the LAX specific plan amendment, which won recent approvals by the LA Board of Airport Commissioners and the LA County Airport Land Use Commission, two hurdles on a long course towards approval by the Los Angeles City Council.

March 30, 2012

FoLAR’s LA River Vision May Require Jurisdictional Coordination & Governance Change

Lewis MacAdams, poet and founder of Friends of the Los Angeles River, and Charles Eddy, retired attorney, environmentalist, and current FoLAR board member, discuss their work to create a management authority for the Los Angeles River. Having advocated for opening the river up to public use for decades, they have turned to Sacramento for help. SB 1201, should it become law, would place control of the river into the hands of a multi-agency and jurisdictional council.

March 21, 2012

Martha Welborne on Balancing Planning Responsibilities, Goals, and Constraints at Metro

TPR sat down with Martha Welborne, Executive Director of Countywide Planning at Metro, to discuss her duties towards the Metro Board, project completion, and the people of Los Angeles County. Building Los Angeles’ new transit system will take decades, and Measure R’s seemingly reliable flow of money means that Metro will feature prominently in the purviews of local governments across the county for the foreseeable future.

February 1, 2012

VerdeXchange Green Build Panel: Codes & Mandates Should Not Impede Sustainability

VerdeXchange 2012 hosted a panel, moderated by Gail Goldberg, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles, on ‘Green Building Through Codes, Mandates, and Incentives’. Panelists Steve Glenn, CEO, LivingHomes, Ken Lewis, President, AC Martin Partners, and Deborah Weintraub, Chief Deputy Office of the LA Bureau of Engineering, outlined their practices and how building codes impact or fail to impact development projects.

October 6, 2011

ULI-Los Angeles: Gail Goldberg’s New City Planning Platform

Gail Goldberg, former Los Angeles Planning Director and current Executive Director of ULI-L.A., discusses the upcoming Urban Land Institute conference in Los Angeles as well as the continued relevance of urban planning in American cities today.

September 15, 2011

Estolano, LeSar, and Perez on Building Communities

The founders of ELP Advisors--Cecilia Estolano, Jennifer LeSar, and Katherine Perez--explain how their varied professional experiences function together in tackling the planning challenges of today.

January 1, 2003

TPR Readers Offer Their Land-Use And Planning Priorities For 2003

TPR readers offer their views on land-use and planning challenges facing the region.

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