Reinventing Los Angeles: Seizing the Transit Opportunity

Ken Bernstein, Principal Planner for the City of L.A., explores how the expansion of transit in Los Angeles is changing how the department approaches its plans and the planning process.

In 2008, the voters of Los Angeles County approved a half-cent sales tax increase (Measure R) to fund new investment in the region's public transportation infrastructure. This investment has created an incredible opportunity to re-think and re-make the urban form of Los Angeles in transformative ways.

In a region in which comprehensive and coordinated planning has traditionally been an anathema, Ken Bernstein, with L.A.'s Department of City Planning, explains the efforts his department and their partner organizations are engaged in to connect land use and transportation planning in order to maximize that investment. Bernstein also responds to recent criticisms of the Hollywood Community Plan.

Thanks to Kevin Madden

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