A bill to reduce parking minimums for residential or mixed-use developments that include affordable units passed a key Senate committee. AB 744 amends the state's density bonus law, itself controversial, that incentivizes building affordable housing.
Jul 16, 2015 Streetsblog California
A Denver Post op-ed critiques the arguments employed to make the case for density in Denver.
Jul 15, 2015 The Denver Post
A newly released proposal for overhauling Metro bus service in Los Angeles includes innovative and controversial measures. Included is a new metric for measuring the success of bus lines.
Jul 10, 2015 Human Transit
Although the city of Los Angeles is well behind on the trend of adding a bikeshare of any variety, planners hope a recently proposed system will achieve more than the sum of its parts.
Jul 8, 2015 Los Angeles Times
It makes economic sense: increase supply in desirable areas to match demand. These articles look at some of the factors complicating that story in on the west coast.
Jul 4, 2015 City Observatory City Commentary
Capturing the complexities and competing forces at play in major metro areas stumps many writers who face the challenge.
Jul 2, 2015 The Planning Report
The state of California, along with county and city officials, have taken several steps forward on plans and projects that could help Los Angeles wean itself from imported water.
Jun 26, 2015 Los Angeles Times
An article in Boom: A Journal of California extends the timeline of "smart cities" and "big data" efforts by a considerable amount—all the way back to the late 1960s.
Jun 22, 2015 BOOM: A Journal of California
The Los Angeles City Council voted to allow the Los Angeles Streetcar project to begin preliminary engineering.
Jun 21, 2015 Urbanize LA
Developed using open data from local government sources, built: LA is a mapping tool that displays the age of every building in the county. Much of the area's built environment is surprisingly old.
Jun 19, 2015 CityLab