California

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15 hours ago   CityLab
Driven by a need to meet growing costs amid unstable federal subsidies, metropolitan transit agencies are eying their properties, particularly parking lots, as money makers from new residential and commercial development.
Oct 20, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
A new database from the Oakland-based Transform group maps and tracks unused parking spaces in multifamily housing developments.
Oct 18, 2014   Streetsblog LA
There is development life in San Francisco outside of SoMa (South of Market). Jim Chappell, former SPUR director, reviews some of the activity in this second installation of a series.
Oct 17, 2014   UrbDeZine
The California Supreme Court gave a green light to the state's embattled High Speed Rail Authority to begin issuing $8.6 billion in voter-approved bonds by rejecting the appeal by Central Valley opponents of the project.
Oct 17, 2014   Bay Area News Group
Metro Los Angeles produced a retro-style music video to raise awareness about transit app options in Los Angeles. Miami Vice wardrobes and Atari-grade graphics contribute to the cause.
Oct 17, 2014   Metro Los Angeles
Mark Vallianatos outlines the legal history and vehemently supports Los Angeles' estimated 10,000 street vendors selling everything from fruits to frozen treats.
Oct 16, 2014   The Los Angeles Times
Two and a half years after California shuttered its redevelopment agencies, cities are still grappling with the repercussions—from resolving the legal obligations of CRAs to searching for alternative methods of revitalizing areas in need.
Oct 15, 2014   The Planning Report
When it comes to public transportation, walkable commercial districts, and supporting the arts, Pasadena has some things figured out.
Oct 14, 2014   The Planning Report
Ariel Rosenstock updates San Francisco's progress in implementing the vision set forth by the 2009 San Francisco Bicycle Plan.
Oct 13, 2014   The Architect's Newspaper
"Metrics" has become a buzzword in local government, but how do municipalities actually harness data to improve city services, operations, and accountability?
Oct 13, 2014   The Planning Report