Rick Cole, former City Manager for the City of Ventura CA, analyzes the upcoming merger of the Department of City Planning with the Department of Building and Safety in the City of Los Angeles.
Jun 13, 2013 The Planning Report
At a recent AIA breakfast brainstorm, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson asked attendees to weigh in on a controversial proposal to merge the Department of Building and Safety with the city's Planning Department in order to cut costs.
Dec 6, 2012 The Planning Report
Public participation is an important part of the urban planning process, says Michael Hooper, as "it improves project outcomes and the likelihood of project success." But lately, some prominent people are saying that it hinders the planning process.
Oct 27, 2011 Next American City
Detroit is the darling of the media. Whether it is to bash it or celebrate
it, Detroit is good for a story.
It will be a decade or more before the historians will start to connect
today's dots with tomorrow's reality.
I'm not making predictions, just observations.
Sep 21, 2011 By
The newest U.S. stimulus proposal is aimed at improving infrastructure but could go farther, says Jonna McKone from TheCityFix.com.
Sep 10, 2010 TheCityFix
With only 100 voters and a mayor with strong financial ties to the city, Industry, CA is "disturbingly insular," says the LA Times. And with a proposed $800 million stadium in the works, Industry's concentrated power is called into question.
Oct 21, 2009 LA Times
Megan Lavalley may be the youngest planning commissioner ever, appointed to serve in Manchester, Vermont beginning Oct. 22nd.
Oct 14, 2009 The Manchester Journal
Why the decision to host the next G-20 summit in Steel City is a good one.
Sep 8, 2009 Forbes.com