Urbanism

According to developer and consultant Michael P. Russell, the city of Los Angeles has a chronic shortage of funds for infrastructure due to a bloated bureaucracy, small district city council elections, and term limits.
17 hours ago   UrbDeZine
The conversion of San Francisco’s Presidio military base to parkland is reviewed by Los Angeles County park planner Clement Lau.
Jun 10, 2014   UrbDeZine
Many of you attended CNU in Buffalo last week, but for those of you who couldn't make it, here's a quick collection of a few of the ideas shared.
Jun 9, 2014   PlaceShakers
California Gov. Brown’s support of high speed rail contrasts sharply with his gutting of affordable housing. Michael Russell, real estate developer and advisor, reviews pending bills and potential fixes for affordable housing.
May 27, 2014   UrbDeZine
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau examines how airline companies and other private sector businesses can help with the greening of communities.
Apr 27, 2014   UrbDeZine
Two well-known Los Angeles civic leaders advocate a new framework for understanding the built environment and landscape of Los Angeles, setting a trajectory for sustainable development.
Apr 12, 2014   The Planning Report
In honor of tomorrow's Oscars, Christopher and Lisa Leinberger recently posted on NextCity about the "top 12 movies about urbanism." Some of the movies are about urban dystopias, while others are about sub Opinion
Mar 1, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
The Oscars are this weekend, so its an appropriate time to turn to movie magic as a powerful force for how American’s perceive environments—from rural to urban and everything between.
Feb 28, 2014   Next City
To forge a coalition for urban places, let’s start by trumpeting an important fact: The value of cities and towns transcends simple arithmetic.
Feb 27, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
Last Wednesday, an estimated 700,000—more than the city's population of 635,000—welcomed the Seahawks home, without major incident. Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Chuck Wolfe describes five lessons for placemaking through words and photographs.
Feb 8, 2014   The Atlantic Cities
In the eighth installment of the Urban Juxtapositions series profiled in Planetizen on January 16, Chuck Wolfe asks if we are using the right language when it comes to densifying urban spaces.
Feb 1, 2014   myurbanist