Sustainability

February 26, 2015

VX2015: Sustainability Now a ‘Must’ for Development in California

TPR presents edited remarks from the VerdeXchange 2015 roundtable “Sustainability and Real Estate Development—An Advanced Course.”

February 13, 2015

LA Rec & Parks Stretch Goals/Limited Funds Prioritize Conservation & Equity

Michael Shull discusses sustainability efforts across the recreation and parks system in the context of increasing acreage.

November 13, 2014

Mayor Denis Coderre of Montreal Values CityLab 2014 Dialogue

The Mayor of Montreal affirms his city’s commitment to sustainability.

July 29, 2013

Rick Cole, ASPA’s Dykstra Awardee, Calls for a Citizens Led Local Revolution

Rick Cole, Deputy Mayor of Budget and Innovation and the former Mayor of Pasadena and former Ventura City Manager, calls for a honest and sustainable city government upon receiving the Clarence A Dykstra Award for Excellence in Government by the American Society for Public Administration in June.

February 26, 2012

David Orr’s Oberlin Project Plans to Transform College Town into Model Sustainable City

At the 2012 VerdeXchange Conference, David Orr, a professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin College, presented his work on transforming a small town into a model for sustainability through a city – college partnership. The Oberlin Project is an example of change at a small scale. TPR is pleased to share excerpts from David Orr’s remarks at VerdeXchange followed by excerpts from the Oberlin Project’s literature. 

December 19, 2011

Peter Zellner Discusses SCI-Arc’s Focus on Sustainability

Peter Zellner, a Culver City-based architect and a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, sat down with TPR as a follow-up to the AIA net zero energy roundtable. Zellner’s work on art galleries has gained ZELLNERPLUS the most recognition. His grappling with questions of urbanism and sustainability, however, professionally challenge common notions of how Los Angeles’ built environment may evolve. 

September 11, 2011

VX Canada: Darryl Neate of Oxford Properties on How To Green Retrofits

Darrly Neate explores the challenges property developers face in striving for an energy efficient built environment.

February 9, 2010

Mayor Villaraigosa: U.N.'s Failure at Copenhagen Won't Diminish L.A.'s Success

The city of Los Angeles has met the terms of the Kyoto Protocol; now it sets its sights on becoming the greenest big city in the United States.

February 2, 2009

Ground Zero: Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge On Inland Empire's Home Foreclosure Challenge

The city of Riverside is looking to sustainability intiatives to redefine the economy of the Inland Empire during troubled times.

June 27, 2007

‘Green L.A.' Plan Announced by L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa; Endorsed by City Council and Environmental Leaders

Los Angeles sets an ambitious agenda to become the greenest city in the United States.

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