Los Angeles Downtown News

June 5, 2006, 12pm PDT
L.A.'s downtown Business Improvement District calls on local business people, property owners, and residents to get stepping in L.A.'s Fashion District, to evaluate the area's walkability. The BID has $1.6 million to make improvements by 2008.
Los Angeles Downtown News
June 5, 2006, 11am PDT
An upcoming Los Angeles symposium will focus on greening the city's rooftops and overcoming the high implementation costs that have kept gardens off the roofs of skyscrapers.
Los Angeles Downtown News
May 24, 2006, 11am PDT
You may not have heard of him, but Portland's Homer Williams is busily making big changes in Downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Downtown News
March 26, 2006, 3pm PST
Trying to find parking in Downtown Los Angeles is going from difficult to near-impossible as ever more surface lots are converted to housing. The Downtown News offers the first in a three-part series.
Los Angeles Downtown News
January 17, 2006, 9am PST
The number of skyscrapers to be built in each city hints at the complexities of different development patterns.
Los Angeles Downtown News
January 7, 2006, 5am PST
LA's planning department plans to hire 20 staffers to push through a backlog of new housing projects and help advance revitalization efforts for the Los Angeles River.
Los Angeles Downtown News
August 30, 2005, 11am PDT
As real estate prices skyrocket, housing is appearing in fading industrial enclaves across the country. The two uses are not always the best fit.
Los Angeles Downtown News
May 30, 2005, 9am PDT
Observers hope L.A.'s next planning director will elevate the importance of the department to be on par with the city's police department.
Los Angeles Downtown News
April 25, 2005, 1pm PDT
The LA Downtown News interviews the 94-year old legendary architectural photographer about his modest beginnings in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Downtown News
March 5, 2005, 11am PST
Hardly anyone knows that the second largest city in the nation is seeking a new planning director.
Los Angeles Downtown News
March 2, 2005, 1pm PST
The LA Downtown News interviews the director fo the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Eric Owen Moss, on how the school fits into its new location in Downtown L.A.
Los Angeles Downtown News
February 28, 2005, 7am PST
The developer of Downtown L.A.'s high profile Grand Avenue project releases early details about the mixed use plan.
Los Angeles Downtown News
January 23, 2005, 11am PST
'Pod thinking' results in planning that fails to look beyond the small community and encourages NIMBYism, BANANAs, and NIMTOOs.
Los Angeles Downtown News
January 17, 2005, 5am PST
'Sometimes the best incentive you can give is to get out of the way.' -- Con Howe, Los Angeles Planning director, reflecting on his strategy for spurring more housing Downtown.
Los Angeles Downtown News
November 13, 2004, 9am PST
Mercado La Paloma is an example of a successful program to stimulate small business ownership for dozens of mostly immigrant entrepreneurs.
Los Angeles Downtown News
September 12, 2004, 5am PDT
Can Los Angeles learn from Chicago and New York about how to make the Los Angeles River a 'sparkling necklace of parks and mixed-use projects'?
Los Angeles Downtown News
August 11, 2004, 9am PDT
New York native Sam Hall Kaplan sums up his "25 years writing about architecture and urban design in L.A. in a New York minute."
Los Angeles Downtown News
May 22, 2004, 1pm PDT
City planners are attempting to create a 2.4-mile artery through downtown Los Angeles linking the the Walt Disney Concert Hall to East L.A.
Los Angeles Downtown News
May 16, 2002, 7am PDT
This commentator's view is that the planning issues in L.A. now revolve around how, not whether, to accommodate increased population density.
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