Rick Cole

April 27, 2017

Westside Urban Forum: Metro LA’s Westside Mayors Address City Prospects & Challenges

TPR presents an excerpt of the recent Westside Mayors Forum, where the mayors of Culver City, Malibu, West Hollywood, and Santa Monica address housing affordability, economic development, and the changing transportation and mobility paradigm.

February 23, 2017

Rick Cole on City Planning: A Call To Action For Civic Leaders

At the recent VerdeXchange 2017/ULI–LA FutureBuild, Rick Cole addressed the systemic, embedded problems in LA’s current politicized planning regime.

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 31, 2016

To Regional Leaders: Comprehensive Planning Must Be Integrated into Pro-Housing Conversation

SCAG's recent California Housing Summit focused on the chronic shortage of affordable housing in Los Angeles. TPR presents an except from a breakout session moderated by Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole, entitled “Integrate, Preserve, Utilized, and Build,” which focused on how good community and infrastructure planning must work in tandem with pro-housing advocates.

March 16, 2016

Public & Private Pros Opine on How 'Choice' Impacts Urban Transportation

VX2016's panel “Disruption on Wheels: New Mobility Models for Cities” considers how new modes shape the built environment.

October 25, 2015

Rick Cole: Santa Monica's City Manager Champions Innovation & Real Planning

Rick Cole gives his perspective on an initiative to drastically limit development in Santa Monica as well as commenting on the coming Expo Line, efforts for local control of the Santa Monica Airport, and initiatives to address homelessness.

June 25, 2015

Exit Interview: Rick Cole Trades Population for City Management Authority

As Cole leaves the City of LA for Santa Monica, he gives his assessment of the former's fiscal health, reflects on the bureaucratic challenges that have faced Garcetti’s “back to basics” initiatives, and explains his reasons for heading west.

February 13, 2015

Cole: LA Mayor's "I-Team" Seeks to Minimize Displacement During Urban Revitalization

Rick Cole outlines the goal for the new Los Angeles "Innovation Delivery Team" funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

December 4, 2014

Cole: Successful Placemaking Arises From Dynamic Pedestrian Environments, Not 'Starchitecture'

LA Deputy Mayor Rick Cole elaborates on longtime efforts to promote livability at the neighborhood, city, and regional levels.

October 8, 2014

Data-Driven Governance: Rick Cole & Stephen Goldsmith Opine at CityLab 2014

A CityLab 2014 conversation focuses on the power of data to improve city services, operations, and accountability.

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