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A recent article explains how, and why, small lot subdivisions get built in Los Angeles. Also, the city has recently updated a procedural glitch to make permitting easier for small lot projects.
1 hour ago   Urban Land Magazine
Inspired by a park system proposal by Frederick Law Olmsted from 1930 to build a network of parks and open space throughout the city, a coalition of advocates is reviving the idea of connecting people and parks throughout Los Angeles.
Yesterday   Next City
Naomi Kooker tells of the rapidly increasing pace of gentrification in the once gritty, now expensive, Boston suburb of Somerville.
Yesterday   The Boston Globe
A short case study in Lean Urbanism, compliments of Victoria Beach, Manitoba.
Yesterday   PlaceShakers
Victoria Salinas was recently named Oakland, California's first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), a position popping up in municipalities throughout the world.
Yesterday   Next City
According to Jarrett Walker, one solution to alleviating food deserts is by providing residents access to frequent transportation networks.
Yesterday   Human Transit
A bill will attempt to bring some equity to the flagrantly inequitable rebate program that subsidizes purchases of Electric Vehicles. Additional subsidies would be directed to low income families. Rebates could also be used for car share and transit.
Yesterday   Los Angeles Times
Spearheaded by the Van Alen Institute, and supported by the New Orleans Redevelopment Agency, the competition brings new life to some of the 30,000 vacant lots and abandoned structures left over from Hurricane Katrina throughout the city.
Yesterday   The Architects Newspaper
Faced with shrinking federal spending on affordable housing and a strained housing market, the New York City Housing Authority is dealing with a massive budget shortfall and a massive wait list.
Yesterday   The New York Times
James S. Russell, architecture and design critic, pitches his two cents into the starchitect debate, arguing for locatecture and sensitivity to place.
Yesterday   Architizer
Bill Turque catches up on the progress of the "$120 million concrete albatross" that is the Silver Spring Transit Center.
2 days ago   The Washington Post