The Planning Report

Can municipal governments adopt cutting-edge technology—and the culture that goes with it?
Aug 8, 2014   The Planning Report
A city famous for its intransigent car culture is bringing in an active transportation expert to run its Department of Transportation.
Aug 7, 2014   The Planning Report
Could the Los Angeles River use its own 'power broker'?
Jul 28, 2014   The Planning Report
It will come as no surprise to those tracking the built environment in Los Angeles that City Planning currently faces a number of challenges.
Jul 24, 2014   The Planning Report
"Whither planning in Los Angeles?" Sam Hall Kaplan seeks to find out.
Jul 7, 2014   The Planning Report
Bill Witte, president of Related California, one of the most active developers of residential and commercial properties on the West Coast, talks about real estate, affordable housing, and a squeezed middle class with The Planning Report.
Jun 8, 2014   The Planning Report
Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, details the ongoing preparation and response his regional water agency has championed in the face of the driest calendar year in the state's history.
Jun 6, 2014   The Planning Report
During Australia's 12-year drought, cities like Brisbane cut water usage per-person-per-day by more than half. Andy Lipkis, the founder and president of TreePeople, believes Los Angeles can follow this example.
Jun 5, 2014   The Planning Report
Despite years of community engagement, political discussion, and planning, the city of Los Angeles has struggled to pass updated community plans, and in many neighborhoods, developments may suffer through years of litigation and bureaucracy.
May 30, 2014   The Planning Report
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky discusses how the approval of new plans will preserve a stretch of unincorporated Southern California coastline.
May 14, 2014   The Planning Report
With the national Promise Zone grant initiative rolling out in Los Angeles, the Youth Policy Institute aims to deploy funds strategically in targeted areas that struggle with poverty.
May 13, 2014   The Planning Report