Beyond the Bulldozer: Survey LA

This colloquium
will spotlight SurveyLA, the City of Los Angeles’ groundbreaking
citywide historic resources survey project that represents a
coming-of-age for preservation in Los Angeles. The
engaging author and architectural critic Alan Hess will share his
reflections on preserving the "recent past" from the mid-20th-century –
from "Googie-style" coffee shops to the 1950s ranch house. And
developer John Given of The CIM Group will bring a private sector
perspective on the challenges and opportunities of historic
preservation and adaptive reuse projects. Seating is limited; please
RSVP by Wednesday, November 19th to Alice Lepis at (preferred); also at 818.769.4179

Location: Huntington Library, Ahmanson Classroom, Botanical Complex


Urban Land Institute Forum: Transit Oriented Los Angeles

ULI LA’s Transit Oriented Los Angeles (ToLA) will expand the planning agenda from individual transit stations to a transformation of corridors to achieve a truly transit oriented Los Angeles. At ToLA, ULI-LA will present the results of two groundbreaking studies. The Corridor Project, funded by a ULI Foundation Urban Innovation Grant, will: Expand the planning agenda […]

Today’s Headlines

Eyes on the street: construction underway on Wilshire BRT (Facebook) Steve Lopez live chat on sidewalks, bicycle boulevards, and statues (L.A. Times) Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway “MANGo” to city council tonight (Santa Monica Next, Santa Monica Spoke) Long Beach to reinstate Mills Act program for historic preservation (Longbeachize) The roles of arts in placemaking (Longbeachize) […]

Transportation Enhancements Beats Back Another Assault

A Republican lawmaker purporting to be acting out of budgetary concern has, once again, taken aim at a popular active transportation program — and, again, the Senate has rejected the effort. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today offered an amendment that would have greatly restricted, but not reduced overall funding levels, for the national Transportation Enhancements program, which consumes just one-and-a-half cents […]

WTS: Downtown Streetcar Update

LA Streetcar program update  After years of decline, Broadway is back on track in Downtown Los Angeles. WTS-LA hits the boards with a program on Bringing Back Broadway, a public-private partnership now in the sixth year of a 10-year plan to revitalize this national register historic district.   Los Angeles City Councilmember José Huizar, founder of Bringing Back Broadway, along with his Executive […]

Broad Coalition Urges Congress to Support Local Control of Bike-Ped Funds

A coalition of 70 organizations, including the US Conference of Mayors, American Heart Association, and the National PTA, have signed on to a letter from America Bikes urging Congress to preserve the Cardin-Cochran amendment — a provision in the Senate transportation bill that allows local agencies to directly access funds street safety projects. The letter is addressed […]