California

The historic Fort Mason, along with several other development projects, has helped alter the landscape of the city’s northern waterfront, according to Jim Chappell, former head of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.
20 hours ago   UrbDeZine
<p>Korean American architect Christopher Pak is successfully bringing high density living to Los Angeles.</p>
Aug 24, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Cerritos, California, has become one of the more successful suburbs of Los Angeles by applying superb management techniques.</p>
Aug 23, 2007   The Economist
<p>The California Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) is the state's plan for reshaping and strengthening the built environment to significantly reduce disaster losses created by natural and human-caused hazards.</p>
Aug 22, 2007   State of California
<p>When does an 'anti-gentrification group' cross the line to simply stopping progress in a community? That charge has been leveled against San Francisco's Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition after the city's environmental review process was expanded.</p>
Aug 22, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>The City of Sacramento is looking to change its growth pattern as it prepares a new version of its general plan.</p>
Aug 22, 2007   The Sacramento Bee
<p>Los Angeles is one of the most parks-deficient cities on the West coast. How planners address this shortage will shape the future of the city, writes Christopher Hawthorne.</p>
Aug 21, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>A 1,400-unit condo project in Irvine demonstrates Orange County's newfound urban qualities, as well as its reluctance to shake suburban design values, according to Bill Fulton, who recently visited the construction site.</p>
Aug 17, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>The Bay Area received $158 million from a federal congestion pricing program for improvements to traffic, transit, and parking, but it is conditional upon San Francisco and California legislative approval for the controversial tolls on Doyle Drive.</p>
Aug 16, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>As more cyclists and runners use the streets of Los Angeles, incidents of road rage and accidents are on the rise.</p>
Aug 15, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>With a surge in population and some large-scale retail and entertainment complexes in the works, downtown L.A. is in the midst of a major urban shift. But as this column from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> argues, developers are shaping the growth.</p>
Aug 15, 2007   The Los Angeles Times