Sustainability


Seven Years at the Sunroom Desk:
2008 to 2015 . . . R to R2
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Sustainability, civic engagement and online publishing are the major topics explored on Sunroom Desk, today celebrating seven years since its launch in October 2008! This post reviews regional transportation policy highlights from 2008 to 2015.

Zero emission vehicles on display at Mobility 21 in August 2015

Southeast corner of Orange St. at Wilson Ave.

Glendale’s Skyline and Sunroom Desk’s Anniversary

I placed Sunroom Desk online just as the 2008 financial crisis hit, and real estate and construction went dormant in Glendale and across the nation. My first post was a reflection on the large number of Halloween costume shops temporarily occupying vacant retail spaces in downtown Glendale. Five years later…this […]


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Garcetti, Officials, Developers on Transportation Planning, Transit Oriented Development at ULI LA FutureBuild 1

“It’s like throwing a sponge into the ocean!” said LA mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti, referring to the Sepulveda Pass freeway expansion. He spoke at the Urban Land Institute’s FutureBuild plenary session on the state of transportation and transit oriented development in Southern California. The comment could be just as easily […]


Rick Caruso, Bill Bogaard Discuss Sustainability, Economics, and City Planning at ULI Los Angeles 1

Introduced as the man who “literally changed the retail landscape in Southern California,“ Rick Caruso opened a recent Urban Land Institute conference with thoughts on the economics of sustainable development. Up next, Mayor Bill Bogaard talked about milestones in Pasadena’s Green City Action Plan. Caruso noted he hasn’t been successful […]

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V.O.i.C.E. Looks at CD7 Candidates’ Golf Course Stance
February 2 Forum in Tujunga

Los Angeles CD7 candidates to be grilled on Verdugo Hills Golf Course February 2.


I-710 “More Lanes, More Trucks” Plan Ignores
Zero Emission Rail Alternative: Object to EIR!

I-710 plan will widen freeway, allow more trucks. Sept 28 deadline for comments.