California Planning & Development Report

February 21, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>An old Navy base presents the San Francisco suburb of Alameda with a great opportunity. However, a long-standing city policy that prohibits high-density development could quash that opportunity.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
February 17, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>California's Central Valley is a distinctive place - a farm belt with many small towns featuring classic downtowns. <em>California Planning &amp; Development Report</em> rates the best of these downtowns.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
January 31, 2008, 6am PST
<p>Is a statewide cap on driving in the works? Bill Fulton says a regional driving limit may be the only way that California is able to reach its self-imposed mandates for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
January 18, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Former California Governor Jerry Brown, now the state's attorney general, is vowing to sue cities and counties that do not take climate change into consideration during general plan updates.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
January 11, 2008, 10am PST
<p>The fate of industrial properties is the subject of a huge, ongoing battle in Los Angeles. City planners and economic development boosters want to prevent conversions to residential uses — much to the consternation of free-market advocates.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
January 4, 2008, 2pm PST
<p><em>California Planning and Development Report</em>'s Morris Newman looks at the land use issue that caused the break-up of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former TV news reporter Mirthala Salinas.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
January 4, 2008, 5am PST
<p>John Parr was one of the few people who could get narrow-minded local politicians, neighborhood organizers and business leaders to work together for the regional good. Tragically, Parr died in a highway crash just before Christmas.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
December 28, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>The sudden end to a hot housing market and planners' response to climate change were the top land use stories of 2007, according to California Planning &amp; Development Report.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
December 21, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>The late Larry Livingston became known in planning circles and elsewhere as "Mr. Open Space." But, Bill Fulton writes, the tag was based on a misunderstanding of a fiscal analysis he prepared regarding housing development in a particular city.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
December 20, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Plans are moving forward to redevelop a massive railyard site near downtown Sacramento. It could be a major boon for the city, but as <em>California Planning and Development Report</em>'s Paul Shigley writes, the city should moved ahead cautiously.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
December 12, 2007, 9am PST
<p><em>California Planning and Development Report</em>'s Paul Shigley reviews the recent report on walkability released by the Brookings Institution and finds some of its claims dubious.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
December 6, 2007, 8am PST
<p>In California, the 2008 election year may result in victories for two contrasting interest: those who want to limit eminent domain powers and those seeking increased regulation of land use, writes William Fulton.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
November 21, 2007, 6am PST
<p>People who drive in L.A. have a lot of time to think about the urban form while they sit in traffic. Specifically, they wonder why everything in Southern California requires a trip in the car.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
November 9, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>As the Disney Corporation and the city of Anaheim, California, squabble over a proposal to build affordable housing near the Happiest Place on Earth, Morris Newman suggests turning the affordable housing project into an "urban theme park".</p>
California Planning & Development Report
November 1, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>A number of cities in California are adopting policies to limit the conversion of industrial lands to housing and, in some case, retail development. Cities insist they need to defend their industrial job bases.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
October 24, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>As fires devastate Southern California and cause the evacuation of more than half million people, Bill Fulton laments how land use planning has largely been ignored as a fire risk reduction method.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
October 19, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>California voters are likely to decide on two eminent domain initiatives in 2008. One is a very limited measure backed by local government organizations, while the other is a far-reaching measure that would also prohibit rent control.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
October 10, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>CP&amp;DR's Aaron Engstrom's offers his irreverent take on his very first APA conference.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
October 3, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>At their annual conference, California's planners are obsessed with global warming.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
September 28, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Will tightening emissions standards be enough, or do we have to cut down on driving, too?</p>
California Planning & Development Report