An L.A. Times investigation reveals that HUD's 10-year-old Dollar Homes program provided little lasting benefit to the intended recipients and significant rewards to investors and contractors.
Apr 13, 2009 The Los Angeles Times
San Pedro, CA is the scene of a battle between developers and locals, and local neighborhood councils are using increasingly sophisticated organizing tools to bring residents to the table.
Mar 12, 2009 The Los Angeles Times
Violent activists threw gasoline bombs from the top of a building in Seoul, protesting forced evictions to make way for new development. Police stormed the building, and the resulting fire killed six.
Feb 16, 2009 The Los Angeles Times
A new book pulls back the glitz of Los Angeles and uncovers the complex infrastructure of the region.
Feb 14, 2009 The Los Angeles Times
Warren Buffett, Google and others are investing heavily in geothermal energy development, spurred on by state incentives for renewables and higher gas prices.
Nov 7, 2008 The Los Angeles Times
Critic Christopher Hawthorne argues that a difficult market could lead architecture away from a fascination with large, iconic buildings to a focus on the 'connective tissue' of cities.
Oct 24, 2008 The Los Angeles Times
The city of Los Angeles forms a task force of prosecutors, police, and others to combat illegal disposal of trash all over town.
Sep 12, 2008 The Los Angeles Times
A new study released Tuesday concludes that if the rooftops of the world's 100 largest cities were painted white it could significantly cool the atmosphere.
Sep 11, 2008 The Los Angeles Times
The future of getting around may lie in personal rapid transit, or the "podcar." Catherine Burke highlights the system's reported safety and cost-effectiveness.
Sep 10, 2008 The Los Angeles Times
By enlisting the help of concerned local citizens, researchers are getting better documentation of the locations of potentially polluting industrial land uses near residential areas.
Sep 9, 2008 The Los Angeles Times