Los Angeles Dodger Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith reflects on her efforts to breathe new life into downtowns through sports stadiums.
Dec 23, 2014 The Planning Report
Drawing on longtime efforts to promote livability at the neighborhood, city, and regional level, Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Rick Cole recently highlighted lessons learned about "urban revitalization."
Dec 10, 2014 The Planning Report
A new trail segment along the Los Angeles River breaks ground in a park-poor neighborhood as part of the countywide Los Angeles River revitalization.
Nov 23, 2014 The Planning Report
Dr. Lucy Jones advises the city known for seismic activity on how to avert economic disaster when a natural disaster inevitably strikes.
Nov 21, 2014 The Planning Report
Across the US, cities increasingly view waterfronts as opportunities for green space. Once tied to industrial uses, river fronts now offer a chance to repurpose existing infrastructure for public use.
Oct 17, 2014 The Planning Report
Two and a half years after California shuttered its redevelopment agencies, cities are still grappling with the repercussions—from resolving the legal obligations of CRAs to searching for alternative methods of revitalizing areas in need.
Oct 15, 2014 The Planning Report
"Metrics" has become a buzzword in local government, but how do municipalities actually harness data to improve city services, operations, and accountability?
Oct 13, 2014 The Planning Report
As California continues to set a national example for greenhouse-gas emission reductions while meeting the goals of AB 32, the state must grapple with new regulatory issues around energy.
Sep 14, 2014 The Planning Report
Since the 1980s, California has been both a beacon of cutting-edge urban policy and an example of the ways planning can go awry.
Sep 10, 2014 The Planning Report
In the face of climate change, making cities "resilient" before crises strike has become a pressing concern.
Sep 7, 2014 The Planning Report