Sustainability

February 16, 2016

VX2016: Three Regional Developers, Three Cutting-Edge Approaches to Sustainable Development

TPR presents case studies of projects “pushing the envelope” around sustainability, TOD, and health.

December 21, 2015

San Francisco PUC Built State-of-the-Art Sustainable Headquarters

Harlan Kelly shares how “one of the greenest buildings in the nation” came to be.

April 10, 2015

Optimism Trumps Reality: Gold Lauds LA City’s Sustainability pLAn

Mark Gold offers commentary on the recently-released plan intended to transform Los Angeles's water and energy usage, as well as promoting resiliency and environmental justice.

March 31, 2015

VerdeXchange 2015 Panel Excerpts: ‘Ports & Their Greening’

VX2015 panelists consider sustainability efforts underway at the San Pedro Bay Ports and additional opportunities to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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. 

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