Blog: Updates on Urbanology

A Year in Urbanology

In 2017 our friends set the trends. Here’s to more in 2018...

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Here Comes the Agrihood: Freehold Communities opened masterplans across the U.S., including Miralon in Palm Springs – transforming a defunct golf course into groves and gardens for Mid-Century-inspired homes. Word took off in Inhabitat, Architectural Digest, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, Los Angeles Times, Mercury News, etc.



ULI Fall Meeting -- Musical Cities: 2017 saw the return to Los Angeles of Urban Land Institute’sglobal Fall Meeting. Serving on the Host Committee, we helped produce programs such as Satellite Cities: Revenue Solutions from places such as Anaheim and Southeast L.A. Spinning urban tunes during this cool conference panel was KCRW DJ Raul Campos. Wait, what?

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Hope for Homelessness: We debuted designs by KTGY Architecture + Planning’s for Hope on Alvarado – first in a series of projects turning shipping containers into modern habitats for homeless housing and services. The news is still going viral in places as Inhabitat, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, The Architect’s Newspaper.


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Smart Homes in the 'Hood: JSPR partnered exclusively with Apple and Brookfield Residential to unveil Brookfield’s Connected Home: the first neighborhoods to offer Apple HomeKit standard. You heard about it in places from Wired to ABC 7.


Bank Statement -- A Modernist Landmark's New Lease on Life: We got all retro with Cuningham Group Architecture’s redesign of William Pereira’s Mid-Century bank in Phoenix. Taking note were media such as Wallpaper, Preservation, Prism and The Architect’s Newspaper.


CNN on Playa Vista: JSPR worked with CNN International for its look at : “L.A.’s Innovative Neighborhood” – a creative hub for tech giants and Silicon Beach residents.


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Density Wars: We assisted Urban Land Institute - Los Angeles, producing events and awareness surrounding the regressive planning proposal Measure S – which was dramatically rejected by voters.


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UCLA's Land-Use Brain-Trust: The quotable profs at UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate offered their insight in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Business Insider, Bloomberg, and virtually every significant medium covering issues such as California’s affordability crisis.


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Hot Homes & DesignsHalton Pardee + Partners led the red-hot Silicon Beach scene. Tami Halton Pardee, her team and Venice artist/builders got coverage everywhere from Financial Times to NBC Nightly News.