Even in an epic drought, the long-awaited commencement of the $83 million San Clemente Dam removal project is welcomed as the obsolete dam posed a safety threat to downstream communities and provided very little water due to tremendous silt build-up.
Aug 11, 2015   Monterey Herald
To fix California’s housing crisis, a statewide mandate is needed that requires 20 percent of all new housing, rental units, and those for sale be set aside for low-income families, according to affordable housing developer Murtaza H. Baxamusa.
Jul 17, 2015   UrbDeZine
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.
Apr 6, 2015   The Planning Report
Aaron Paley, the man who brought Ciclovia to the United States, wants Los Angeles to be a model for the transition from auto-dependent to car-optional.
Mar 12, 2015   The California Sunday Magazine
Southern California's Orange County isn't exactly known for its walkability. Frank H. Wu decided to test that notion on a recent carless visit.
Mar 11, 2015   Huffington Post
Research uncovers more evidence for possibly decades-long droughts. Climate change is the likely culprit in effects that may challenge infrastructure and agricultural output throughout the century.
Feb 23, 2015   Slate
In a California town, birds are dying, something Daniel Ebuehi attributes in large part to faulty design.
Feb 10, 2015   UrbDeZine
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While 14 different municipalities voted on Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) increases in the November ballot this year, only four jurisdictions, Palo Alto, Marina, Indio, and Tustin, successfully increased their rates. Blog Post
Dec 8, 2014   By Maayan Dembo
A growing water crisis in California has become an opportunity for some to cash in. Private firms and landowners that have stored spare water are selling to the highest bidder.
Jul 8, 2014   Next City
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