A Think Tank composed of transportation Oriented Development (TOD) experts met at the offices of Consensus Inc. last week. Their charge – to discuss how Measure R can improve the City’s overall health through its impact on real estate development and contribute to a more regionally connected Los Angeles. The following were the Top Takeaways from the Think Tank. More details on this and other critical issues for urban infill development to come March 7 at Urban Marketplace.
Contributors included moderator Sara Costin of Consensus Inc. and participants Ed Casey of Alston+Bird, Brad Cox of Trammell Crow, Robb Fonkalsrud of Skanska, Josh Gertler of Consensus Inc., John Goodwin of Westfield and John Hrovat of Urban Partners.
5. Regionally planned public transportation is a critical element for retaining and attracting a diverse workforce and talent pool.
4. Mandating maximum parking standards rather than minimum parking standards and other similar reforms would help establish a more transit-friendly planning and building environment.
3. The sprawl that defines LA and our reliance on automobiles is the #1 challenge to not only solving our transportation problems but also to creating a healthy city.
2. Los Angeles needs regional leadership to fight for mass transit infrastructure improvements.
1. The conversation around public transportation in Los Angeles needs to move away from density and parking and focus instead on a more macro vision for the future.
View multi-media content from the Think Tank:
Minute-by-minute Twitter updates live from the Think Tank
Photos from the discussion
Save the Date
March 7, 2012
7:30AM – 1PM
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion