California Planning & Development Report

Bill Fulton writes for CP&DR that while some Millennials may be driving less because they've chosen urban, transit-friendly lifestyles, many more young people are driving less simply because they can't afford to.
Dec 1, 2014   California Planning & Development Report
For the first time in a generation, the American Planning Association is hosting its National Conference in Los Angeles. Organizers view the event, April 14-17, as a chance to inspire planners to assert themselves and start dreaming big again.
Apr 10, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
As the largest council of governments in the country adopts a $525 billion transportation and land use plan for the next two decades, Josh Stephens marks the beginning of Southern California's age of climate-friendly, smart-growth regionalism.
Apr 5, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Census data reveals that California is the most urbanized state, with the most dense urban areas. But in California, sprawl, density, crowding, and urbanism are not always what they seem. Fortunately, a new law may help planners make sense of it all.
Apr 3, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
More people live alone in the United States now than at any other time in the nation's history, and most of those people live in cities. Eric Klinenberg's Going Solo describes the next great demographic and urban trend.
Mar 30, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
The Sacramento, California, region may be witnessing a minor planning miracle: a regional sustainability plan lauded by developers, environmentalists, and civic officials alike.
Mar 22, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Google is big business in Mountain View, but it's located in a cul-de-sac business park two miles from the city's transit center. "Personal rapid transit" may be the answer to solving the company's commuting challenges.
Mar 20, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Though Gov. Jerry Brown still appears to be opposed to the idea, both houses of the California Legislature are pondering the possibility of bringing back tax-increment financing in a limited form.
Mar 11, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Comprehensive planning is customary in a great many American cities these days, but it wasn't long ago that the concept was foreign to most planners. Attorney and scholar Charles M. Haar was one of the figures who revolutionized the field.
Mar 5, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
Continuing their excellent coverage of the twists and turns in the California redevelopment saga, <em>CP&DR</em> have run two articles this week providing updates on efforts to navigate a path forward for redevelopment.
Feb 24, 2012   California Planning & Development Report
The proposed "Park 101" freeway cap in Downtown Los Angeles could change the face of the city. But it faces huge obstacles.
Feb 20, 2012   California Planning & Development Report