A summer of drought and devastating fires has demonstrated the dangers of allowing residential developments to sprawl ever farther into wild, natural environments.
Yesterday   CityLab
After Big Oil killed the oil reduction mandate in climate legislation and with a critical transportation bill stalled by anti-tax Republicans, Los Angeles Times political columnist George Skelton opines that taxing oil extraction could pay for roads.
Sep 21, 2015   Los Angeles Times
The latest installment of the Planners Across America series interviews John Rahaim, planning director for the City and County of San Francisco, about the heightened passions and perpetual controversies of planning in the City by the Bay. Exclusive
Sep 21, 2015  By Josh Stephens
In an effort to shift from car-centric planning and incentivize eco-friendly transportation options, California is revising the way it measures traffic impacts of development projects under its Environmental Quality Act.
Sep 21, 2015   The Planning Report
It used to be that the nation's rural areas suffered from the highest poverty rates. Today, nearly half of the American poor live in mid-sized counties.
Sep 21, 2015   Pew Research Center
America's third planned high-speed rail line received good news on Sept. 17, by entering an agreement with China Railway Group to receive $100 million to start building the 230-mile line from Victorville, Calif. to Las Vegas.
Sep 20, 2015   Engadget
Built for industry and known for sprawl, the Valley has long preserved its suburban geography. Now that its population is close to 40 percent of the city of Los Angeles, area leaders are speaking up for mass transit.
Sep 20, 2015   The Planning Report
Los Angeles County has dreamed the impossible dream—and will now provide transit access to all of its transit agencies with the use of one fare card.
Sep 18, 2015   Curbed LA
The privately owned and operated bus service known as Leap never recovered from its brush with regulators in May 2015.
Sep 17, 2015   San Francisco Examiner
A nuclear plant shut down by a vote of the people in the 1980s will find new life as a solar project.
Sep 17, 2015   Capital Public Radio
A new report from the San Francisco Office of Economic Analysis shows that Prop. 1, an 18-month moratorium on the development of market-rate housing in the Mission to appear on November's ballot, would not meet the housing goals it seeks to attain.
Sep 17, 2015   San Francisco Examiner