Can Growth Visioning Save Los Angeles?

A worst-case growth scenario for Los Angeles would have devastating results for San Fernando Valley gridlock.

"Planners have unveiled an extreme outlook that shows that the population of the north county could more than triple to 1.7 million residents by 2030. The new residents would send untold traffic on the I-5 and surface streets as commuters head out to jobs in the San Fernando and Conejo valleys, and downtown Los Angeles, unless new job centers and transportation centers followed the housing boom... Planners from the Southern California Association of Governments have launched the $1.4 million Southern California Compass project to develop policies to handle the 6 million new residents -- mostly from families having kids -- across the six-county region of L.A., Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial and Ventura counties."

Thanks to Jim Bickhart

Full Story: Will Valley choke on new growth?

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00