Urban Design

November 10, 2011

Westwood Village Plan Balances Students, Visitors, Businesses, and Public Space

A public symposium held to present the urban design plans for Westwood Village illustrated several debates. Who will take advantage of a redesigned Westwood Village? What role will UCLA have in defining the space? Is a new Metro stop the catalyst for change some claim it to be? A panel of architects, critics, and policy-makers discuss.

November 2, 2021

NYC Planning’s Anita Laremont on the City's Principles of Good Urban Design

TPR spoke to Anita Laremont, newly appointed Director of the NYC Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission, to elaborate on the city’s priorities for the public realm and the role for good urban design to enhance quality of life within any neighborhood context.

May 15, 2019

Gerhard Mayer: U.S. Urban Planning Needs Complete Paradigm Shift

Acclaimed architect Gerhard Mayer discusses how the suburban model of American housing came to be, outlining how cities in Europe and Asia have embraced design-level thinking to develop livable, dense urban communities.

April 9, 2018

UCLA’s Michael Storper on Squaring Urbanism & Density

Professor Michael Storper of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs outlines why the broad-brush of SB 827 will likely led to increased displacement and contradictory effects.

August 14, 2017

Learning from Vancouver: Housing Affordability & the Myth of Supply-Side Densification

University of British Columbia's Chair of Urban Design is taking on cities for addressing how they tax land, fund affordable and middle-income housing, and invest in vibrant, sustainable communities.

June 1, 2011

AIA|LA Billboard 2011 Roundtable: Who Arbitrates Design?

The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosted a roundtable to discuss one of the most vexing policy and design questions that face cities: what kind of signage improves a cityscape?

February 27, 2004

Alan Casden: The Absence of Public Leadership Unreasonably Limits Region's Housing Supply

Multi-Family housing developer Alan Casden talks about his latest successs and the battles developers face to construct multi-family housing in the Los Angeles area.

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