Los Angeles

September 15, 2014, 1pm PDT
According to developer and consultant Michael P. Russell, the city of Los Angeles has a chronic shortage of funds for infrastructure due to a bloated bureaucracy, small district city council elections, and term limits.
UrbDeZine
September 10, 2014, 10am PDT
Shane Phillips shares the results of his own analysis about how completely Downtown Los Angeles has dominated the supply of new housing units in the city since 1999.
Better Institutions
September 9, 2014, 1pm PDT
Broadening a system first tested in Los Angeles in 2013, a coalition of local and national government agencies and philanthropic organizations has provided $213 million for the Home for Good program—described as "match.com for homeless people."
Los Angeles Times
September 3, 2014, 6am PDT
Kyle Hill compares the cost of exclusively riding Uber to owning a car in the car-centric city of Los Angeles.
TechCrunch
August 29, 2014, 11am PDT
Broadway in Los Angeles is the historic lifeline of Downtown and a key corridor in the ongoing renaissance of the neighborhood. Yesterday the city opened a brightly colored, pedestrian-friendly, vehicle-lane-reducing makeover of the street.
Trending City
August 28, 2014, 10am PDT
A proposed ordinance currently making its way through City Hall in Los Angeles would provide a new form of enforcement for crimes such as barking dogs, loud parties, and littering—which often go unenforced under the current penal system.
Los Angeles Daily News
August 22, 2014, 12pm PDT
A new study confirmed that the average Los Angeles renter allocates 47 percent of their paycheck towards rent.
KPCC
August 21, 2014, 2pm PDT
Parking guru Donald Shoup discusses how the city of Los Angeles can fix its roughly 4,300 miles of sidewalk that require some degree of repair, for free.
Los Angeles Times
August 20, 2014, 2pm PDT
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.
Urban Land Magazine
August 19, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
Next City
August 18, 2014, 10am PDT
Advocates for a more multi-modal lifestyle in Los Angeles have achieved tremendous successes in the last decade. But ongoing bike lane controversies shows there's still a long way to go.
Citymetric
Blog post
August 14, 2014, 7am PDT
Closing out the "Just Add Water" lecture series, four panelists came together to discuss climate change, cultural shifts for sustainability, and adapting Los Angeles's urban fabric for greater climate resiliency in the future.
Maayan Dembo
August 6, 2014, 9am PDT
The 1.6 mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard in the city West Hollywood is destined for more than $600 million in developments planned or already being built, mostly composed of luxury hotels and condominiums.
Bloomberg
August 4, 2014, 1pm PDT
The construction boom in Downtown Los Angeles has had the unintended, and largely unregulated, consequence of closing access to sidewalks. The practice might be illegal under federal law.
Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2014, 7am PDT
A California Court of Appeal wades into the history of driving laws to determine if a drunken cyclist who maimed a jogger can be charged with reckless driving. The cyclist was not charged with drunken driving. Not all laws are applied the same.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 24, 2014, 2pm PDT
The proposed Grand Paris Express program, which began construction this summer and is expected for completion in 2030, will serve 2 million people a day at "wildly fast speeds." Then there's light rail in the United States.
the transport politic
July 22, 2014, 1pm PDT
Victoria Dailey has some strong words for the palm tree in its various forms around Los Angeles in a long read for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Los Angeles Review of Books
July 20, 2014, 1pm PDT
In a review of the iPhone app Human, Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau examines how the daily movement of residents can be measured.
UrbDeZine
July 15, 2014, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau reviews the "No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station" exhibit, on display at the Central Library.
UrbDeZine
July 13, 2014, 1pm PDT
In another example of Los Angeles slowly unraveling itself from prior legislation that hinder its transit goals, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow light rail construction in the San Fernando Valley.
Los Angeles Times