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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 10, 2015, 2pm PDT
Mark Gold, who helped craft Los Angeles' 20-year plan for water, energy, waste, resilience, and environmental justice, gives a breakdown of the document in light of the county's current failings.
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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 3, 2015, 6am PDT
Transport for London has a remarkable span of jurisdiction over transportation in the city—allowing TFL to pursue innovative projects with a relative degree of ease.
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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 19, 2014, 9am PST
Recently elected Mayor of Long Beach Robert Garcia, 37 years old, outlines his priorities: education, climate change, and economic development.
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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 22, 2014, 7am PST
James Butts is committed to turning Inglewood around, with economic investment and property development now on the rise.
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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 14, 2014, 9am PDT
When it comes to public transportation, walkable commercial districts, and supporting the arts, Pasadena has some things figured out.
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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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