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Guest on The Infra Blog: Jonathan Nettler, AICP, Managing Editor, Planetizen

Posted by Steve Anderson on Monday, April 9th, 2012

Jonathan Nettler, AICP is Managing Editor of Planetizen. He has lived and practiced in Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles on a range of project types for major public, institutional, and private developer clients including: large scale planning and urban design, waterfront and brownfield redevelopment, transit-oriented development, urban infill, campus planning, historic preservation, zoning, and design guidelines.

Jonathan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles section of the American Planning Association (APA) as the Vice Director for Professional Development. He is also active in local volunteer organizations. Jonathan’s interests include public participation in the planning and design process, the intersection between transportation, public health and land use, and the ways in which new ideas and best practices get developed, discussed, and dispersed.

Jonathan previously served as Project Manager and Project Planner for Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn (EE&K) Architects. He received a Master of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Boston University.

Jonathan Nettler


Failing to Act

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One Response to “Guest on The Infra Blog: Jonathan Nettler, AICP, Managing Editor, Planetizen”

  1. Irvin Dawid says:

    I think Jonathan’s description of the HSR project was good. I’d go further.
    I’d say that the HSR project is the prime opportunity for infrastructure innovation in our state.
    The attacks on the project, from you basic neighborhood NIMBY and their politicians, think SF Peninsula, particularly Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, and Burlingame, to even the LAO, show an incredible desire to keep California beholden to autos and planes. If you haven’t read what the HSR Board chairman stated in response to the LAO report (that called it too risky to finance), please do:

    “Richard, who served for 12 years on the board of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, said most transportation projects are not fully funded decades in advance. The proposal calls for the line to be built in segments, with funding identified for each ahead of time, he said.

    “It is just part and parcel of the transportation world that people don’t know all these things ahead of time,” he said. “We believe the entire program has value and will continue to have value, and we will not build any new legs unless we have the dollars.”
    AP via Mercury News

    Gov. Brown is to be applauded for his persistence and innovation (reducing the cost by $30B. He thinks toward the future, not like the opponents who, had they lived in another era, would have opposed BART, the Golden Gate Bridge, etc. Oh, I forgot, BART doesn’t go down the Peninsula…..perhaps they did!

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