Urbanism

June 17, 2021

Rick Cole’s New Role: Updating Urbanism for the 21st Century

In this TPR Interview, the former City Manager of Santa Monica, former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, and former Mayor of Pasadena (to name a few) elaborates on incorporating new urbanist principles into planning and design and highlights precedent-setting cities nationwide leading the way on legalizing walkable urbanism and livable places.

December 1, 2020

Reclaiming Streets as Public Space: The Dutch Approach to Aligning Mobility & Public Place Making 

Through the Dutch tradition of design thinking, centering pedestrian use, and prioritizing public space, Daan Zandbelt shares how Dutch streets were “reclaimed” from cars from the 1970s and transformed into the multi-modal hubs as we know them today.

April 3, 2020

Joseph Giovannini Calls for Halt to Demolition & Suburbanization of LACMA

Architecture critic Joseph Giovannini opines on the museum's new design, he argues, is antithetical to the urban context of Los Angeles.— the history and aspirations of the urbanizing promenade along Wilshire Boulevard

June 10, 2019

Charlie Hales, Former Mayor of Portland, on Cities' Role in Managing Urban Mobility

Former Portland Mayor Charlie Hales highlights how cities can use new technology and transportation as valuable tools for urban placemaking.

March 15, 2019

Blanket Upzoning—A Blunt Instrument—Won't Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis

Michael Storper rejoins TPR to discuss his latest research paper, which serves as a critique of the “housing as opportunity” view and its emerging policy discourse.

May 11, 2017

New 'UC San Diego.Urban' Looks To Spur City & University Innovation

At CityAge Build the Future, UC San Diego Vice Chancellor Mary Walshok announced a new initiative called UCSanDiego.Urban.

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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