California Planning and Development Report

August 10, 2014, 11am PDT
California planning expert Bill Fulton discusses a long-awaited proposal from the Governor's Office of Planning and Research that would shift the state's traffic impact assessments away from their current focus on traffic congestion.
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July 31, 2014, 8am PDT
Dr. Karen Trapenberg Frick suggests that in public participation processes, planners may find common ground with Tea Party and property rights activists.
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June 30, 2014, 1pm PDT
A big share of California's cap-and-trade proceeds will be distributed via the Strategic Growth Council. Will the council and its local grantees spend that money on planning or physical projects or both? Bill Fulton takes a look.
California Planning and Development Report
March 22, 2011, 8am PDT
As lawmakers in California wrangle over the state's budget, redevelopment agencies appear to be days away from being killed.
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December 10, 2010, 9am PST
Paul Shigley of the <em>California Planning and Development Report</em> offers three predictions on what the state can expect to see in 2011 in terms of urban planning and development.
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July 27, 2010, 8am PDT
It's been nearly three weeks since Los Angeles Planning Director Gail Goldberg resigned. Now, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has nominated a new director: Michael LoGrande.
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June 14, 2009, 11am PDT
Several horse racing tracks in California have suffered declining revenues and are being redeveloped, with speculation about more closures on the way.
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September 16, 2008, 2pm PDT
Although it is a public transit success, Metrolink was cobbled together with old freight rail lines. It was a relatively cheap and quick way of providing rail service, but its drawbacks have become obvious.
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August 20, 2008, 9am PDT
A California bill that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by controlling land use may be one of the most important land use bills in years, according to Bill Fulton. But if it passes, the progress it makes could be short lived.
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August 14, 2008, 10am PDT
Manufacturing still matters, and what manufacturers want hasn't changed much. The question is whether a "new economy" state like California can compete in the old economy.
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July 8, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Joel Kotkin's recent LA Times Op-Ed is critiqued by Bill Fulton of the California Planning and Development Report. Fulton argues the suburban areas Kotkin defends are actually urbanizing, whereas true suburbia show signs of becoming the new slums.</p>
California Planning and Development Report
November 29, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>A court of appeal in California ruled that a decades-old plan to realign a road and a two-year-old plan to build a big box improvement store nearby only need to undergo one environmental impact analysis under the state's Environmental Quality Act.</p>
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May 19, 2005, 5am PDT
The Bush administration is backing away from urban programs that Republicans of a generation ago supported.
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May 10, 2005, 12pm PDT
Voters in Murrieta, one of California's fastest growing cities, have recalled the mayor because of concerns about rapid development.
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February 19, 2005, 11am PST
Transit-oriented development is a necessary but not sufficient precondition to more transit ridership, writes Bill Fulton.
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November 4, 2004, 11am PST
California voters decided on dozens of ballot measures that impact land use in their cities and counties.
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May 18, 2004, 9am PDT
These days, a house in California costs a lot of money. Inevitably, the planning system gets blamed for the mess.
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March 20, 2004, 9am PST
California's de-malling movement turns white elephants into urban centers.
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March 4, 2004, 11am PST
Three sweeping growth measures in three very different parts of California all lost during the March 2 primary election.
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January 23, 2004, 5am PST
Cities and counties throughout California are developing 'inclusionary zoning' programs. But do they work?
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