California

Pasadena recently elected its first new mayor in 16 years, and the city is completing a 20-year General Plan Update that aims to continue animating downtown Pasadena by addressing growth and mobility simultaneously.
13 hours ago   The Planning Report
The battles in New York and San Francisco have cities like Sacramento preparing for the growth of the home-sharing economy.
Aug 18, 2015   Sacramento Business Journal
Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
Aug 18, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The San Francisco Planning Department is proposing new densities in certain neighborhoods in exchange for building new units for low- and middle-income residents.
Aug 17, 2015   San Francisco Business Times
According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey on commuting to work, one subregion in the Bay Area can claim accolades for having achieved the largest drop in solo-commuting from 2006, scoring the third lowest drive-alone rate in 2013.
Aug 17, 2015   The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert
Brown lawns may be less aesthetically pleasing than synthetic lawns, but are they safer?
Aug 16, 2015   Sacramento Bee
Lafayette provides a case study of the San Francisco Bay Area housing market.
Aug 15, 2015   Contra Costa Times
A deal between the San Diego International Airport and the California Coastal Commission will pave the way for a 3,000-space parking garage—in the hopes that people don’t use it.
Aug 14, 2015   Voice of San Diego
After a Senate committee slashed the Small Starts grant program, the new Marin-Sonoma "SMART" train may not be extended from San Rafael to the Larkspur ferry landing, a critical link enabling rail commuters to take the ferry to San Francisco.
Aug 14, 2015   Marin Independent Journal
A bill working its way through the California State Legislature would require the state to reduce petroleum its consumption by half in 15 years. CALmatters, a nonprofit journalism venture, seeks to find out if it is even possible.
Aug 13, 2015   Daily Democrat
While visiting Paris, San Diego landscape architect David McCullough pondered his own new world city's identity and concluded, counter-intuitively, his city's (and all cities') identity is defined by its diversity.
Aug 13, 2015   UrbDeZine