Transportation

January 31, 2012

Reinventing Los Angeles: Seizing the Transit Opportunity

What role does local government play in a city’s reinvention? And how does a local government envision its public initiatives contributing to a positive urban environment? Ken Bernstein, Principal City Planner for the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, overseeing the Policy Planning and Historic Resources Division, tells us where Los Angeles has recently been devoting energy.

October 11, 2011

Richard Katz: High-Speed Rail’s Moment of Truth; Legislators Should Step Back

Richard Katz, Board Chairman of Metrolink and former California High-Speed Rail panel member, speaks candidly on the challenges rail faces in Southern California. While High-Speed Rail deals with financial and legal uncertainties, Metrolink thrives under new management.

October 10, 2011

Terry O’Day Exits Environment Now for NRG & Electric Car Market

Terry O'Day talks about his leading Environment Now and explains his new position with eVgo and NRG. O'Day sees Southern California as being on the cusp of an electric vehicle transformation. This time, the market is ready.

October 7, 2011

Congress: Partisanship Hogties Federal Transportation Funding

US Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon has staunchly supported public investment in transportation systems, water infrastructure, and livable cities. With the House in apparent gridlock, however, passing what have traditionally been banal, bipartisan bills is now a game of high-stakes political chicken. The congressman discusses where infrastructure bills are now and what we can expect next from Washington.

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 22, 2011

WUF Westside Mayors Panel: Just Leave Redevelopment Alone!

Cecilia Estolano of ELP Advisors leads Mayors John Duran of West Hollywood, Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, Micheál O'Leary of Culver City, and Vice Mayor William Brien of Beverly Hills in a conversation about redevelopment, Sacramento, parking, and the exciting changes taking place in their cities.

September 15, 2011

LADOT Moving Past Budget Woes, Audit Controversy

Jaime de la Vega, general manager of the LADOT, on how to proceed with transportation policies in the shadow of budget cuts and political uncertainty.

August 23, 2011

Frances Anderton Frames AIA/LA Transportation Panels

One of the region's leading voices on design and the built environment sums up the the "era of immobility."

June 30, 2011

AIA|LA-Dwell Hosts Symposium: The Architecture of Transportation

A panel of luminaries and leaders look to the future of transportation (while keeping an eye on the past).

March 31, 2011

Westside Urban Forum Panel: "R" We There Yet?

The March gathering of WUF featured David Abel, Richard Katz, Denny Zane, and David Grannis, who shared the current political, financing, and planning state of Measure R.

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