With the retirement of City Planning Director Gail Goldberg and ongoing budget problems gutting the department, a group of planners, developers, politicians, and advocates add their voices to the discussion on the future of planning in L.A.
Jul 16, 2010 The Planning Report
A new joint powers authority comprised of cities and county supervisorial districts will help planning efforts in the San Fernando Valley--a sub-region often lost in the shuffle of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolis.
Jul 8, 2010 The Planning Report
A decade after its inception, Shanghai's One City, Nine Towns project, an ambitious attempt to manage the city's massive population growth via the creation of international-themed satellite communities, has failed to deliver hoped-for results.
Jul 7, 2010 Assembly
Vision California, the state's first planning document in over thirty years, was released Wednesday and concludes that planners "should focus on creating compact development in already established cities," over continued suburban sprawl.
Jun 25, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle
Joe Peach understands "that online technologies and the city are becoming increasingly integrated," and argues that social media should have a democratizing effect on the planning process.
Jun 12, 2010 thisbigcity.net
Grist's Jonathan Hiskes spoke with smart growth leaders to devise strategies that municipalities, as opposed to U.S. government, can take to lessen oil dependency - that are financially sustainable, not overly dependent on technology, and ready to go
Jun 8, 2010 Grist
Break out the Bunsen burner: Ric Stephens has broken down the science of city planning into this handy chart of elements. Exclusive
May 6, 2010 By
David Prowler, a former San Francisco planning commissioner, says that the public process of the city fails to engage the people of the community.
Apr 27, 2010 SPUR Urbanist
Behold Magnasanti, the ultimate city built using the SimCity game with no cheats, with a population of 9 million residents.
Apr 16, 2010 YouTube
thanks to Wired's Jeff Howe who's 2006 article "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" put
an effective label at what the internet was doing to business. Building from Web 2.0 applications focused on
social media like Facebook and on-line communities, it's become a popular and Opinion
Mar 24, 2010 By