Former TPR Editor Mott Smith Argues Against One-Size-Fits-All City
Why wait for rail when community parking can help create pedestrian-oriented
The Planning Report (April, 2005)
Former TPR Editor Mott Smith is Principal of Civic Enterprise
Associates LLC, an infill real estate development firm in Los Angeles.
He has built his career crafting real estate innovations from positions
in private industry and the public sector. Prior to forming CEA,
he was Acting Director of Planning for the Los Angeles Unified School
District, where he helped launch the District's $1.6 billion Phase
II school construction program.
LAUSD Director Of Housing & Relocation Knows:
Build Schools, Neighborhood Collaboration Is Essential
Planning Report (August, 2001)
New development impacts neighborhoods. And despite LAUSD's attempts
to minimize it, sometimes there are no alternative sites. However,
if you must impact someone, why not relocate them into a better
situation and improve their quality of life? The
Planning Report talks
with Mott Smith, Director of Housing and Relocation
regarding how the District
is dealing with that issue, how he is helping that process evolve and
how joint-use may be a product of this new paradigm.
Schools Weigh Plan to Build Housing
Los Angeles Times (October, 2001)
L.A. Unified proposes to help low income residents displaced by
new campuses. The district would work with the city on the effort.
White Paper: The
What is the Parking Station, and how can it invigorate mixed-use
neighborhoods by providing new public parking facilities and/or upgrading