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May 1, 2015, 8am PDT
A lot has changed on the ground in Los Angeles County's unincorporated areas since 1980, when the last General Plan directing land use in these communities was written.
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April 21, 2015, 9am PDT
Yesterday marked the release of the city of Los Angeles Mayor’s Budget for FY 2015-2016, and Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana delves into the details.
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April 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning Donald Shoup has caused a revolution in the field of parking economics over his four decades at UCLA.
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April 6, 2015, 8am PDT
As Los Angeles continues the five-year process of re-writing its zoning code for clarity, one Zoning Advisory Committee member considers who should really care.
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April 2, 2015, 8am PDT
Seeing projects through—whether affordable housing, public space, or infrastructure—for low-income populations in cities like Los Angeles requires grit and coalition-building.
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March 13, 2015, 8am PDT
Tom Rothmann explains how and why Los Angeles is updating antiquated language governing land use in the city.
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March 10, 2015, 8am PDT
Bloomberg Philanthropies will fund an "Innovation Delivery Team" in Los Angeles to approach the challenge of revitalizing urban neighborhoods while also creating improvements for existing populations.
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February 18, 2015, 7am PST
Two experts consider the future of cab companies in the age of Uber and Lyft.
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December 23, 2014, 6am PST
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.
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December 10, 2014, 11am PST
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."
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November 23, 2014, 11am PST
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.
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November 21, 2014, 7am PST
Dr. Lucy Jones advises the city known for seismic activity on how to avert economic disaster when a natural disaster inevitably strikes.
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October 17, 2014, 5am PDT
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.
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October 15, 2014, 12pm PDT
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.
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October 13, 2014, 6am PDT
"Metrics" has become a buzzword in local government, but how do municipalities actually harness data to improve city services, operations, and accountability?
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September 14, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
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September 10, 2014, 8am PDT
Since the 1980s, California has been both a beacon of cutting-edge urban policy and an example of the ways planning can go awry.
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September 7, 2014, 11am PDT
In the face of climate change, making cities "resilient" before crises strike has become a pressing concern.
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August 8, 2014, 10am PDT
Can municipal governments adopt cutting-edge technology—and the culture that goes with it?
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August 7, 2014, 9am PDT
A city famous for its intransigent car culture is bringing in an active transportation expert to run its Department of Transportation.
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