Author: Howard Kozloff

Howard Kozloff is managing partner at Agora Partners, a Los Angeles–based development, investment, and advisory firm.

Articles by Howard Kozloff

  • Leveraging Tech to Improve Civic Services
    Published on January 11, 2016 in
    Harnessing the power of big data and the internet, new tech capabilities allow governments to fine-tune services—and allow residents more influence.
  • Tech Cities: From Silicon Valley to Silicon Prairie
    Published on October 02, 2015 in
    The technology sector is not only reshaping economies and work environments. It is also reshaping the physical environments of cities large and small.
  • The Payoff from Parks
    Published on August 29, 2012 in
    Urban parks provide a competitive advantage for most forms of real estate—and the bump in value is measurable.
  • Ready About
    Published on March 09, 2012 in
    U.S. East Coast and Gulf ports are upgrading facilities in anticipation of supersized ships transiting the Panama Canal in 2014, while some smaller port cities are strategically positioned to fight for their share of the new business.
  • In Print: Triumph of the City
    Published on February 27, 2012 in
    In his book Triumph of the City, Edward Glaeser takes the reader on a global tour of cities and regions past, present, and future, offering insights into the causes of urban decline and a study of density and “smarter environmentalism."
  • In Print: Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities by Alexander Garvin
    Published on July 20, 2011 in
    Parks are increasingly being viewed as fiscal drains that further endanger a mayor’s bottom line. To counter that view comes Alexander Garvin, thinker in the realm of cities and public spaces. Read a review of his book Public Parks: The Key to Livable Communities, in which he presents the rationale for considering public parks as fundamental components of the built environment.
  • Retail Rescue: Visions + Strategies for Repositioning Distressed Retail Properties
    Published on May 02, 2011 in
    In his book Retail Rescue, architect Ronald Altoon touches on broad topics, listing 11 ideas to create memorable destinations that transcend identification solely as retail centers, such as contextual evaluation, urban framework/infrastructure environment, and “they don’t know what they don’t know.” Read Howard Kozloff’s review.
  • Must Read – Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities
    Published on September 17, 2010 in
    It’s a mistake to ignore centuries of urban history when looking at city design and planning, writes Witold Rybczynski, a professor of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania, in his book “Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities.” Rybczynski acquaints us with some of the key historical names and approaches to urban planning, both successes and failures, and helps us understand how the lessons learned might apply to today’s ever-changing urban settings.
  • Must Read – The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050
    Published on August 01, 2010 in
    As the economy finally—perhaps—emerges from the prolonged recession, it is difficult to imagine a future in which the United States continues to lead the world— technologically, innovatively, and economically. This becomes particularly more difficult in the face of the barrage of reports about China and India materializing as the next world powers.
  • Happier Hotels Ahead
    Published on August 01, 2010 in
    Hotel fundamentals are improving as panic and capitulation give way to a slow-growth environment. Yet, the global response to the economic crisis threatens to yield to sovereign risk in Greece and Spain and undermine a gradual, nascent recovery. These were the major messages at the Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro conference Meet the Money: Unlocking the Game Changers for the Coming Recovery, held in early May in Los Angeles.