ACD convened in Los Angeles from June 5-7 for its annual conference, <em>Telling Stories</em>, held in conjunction with the ACSA's Affordable Housing Design Forum. Major sponsors of the events include Citibank, Woodbury University, Enterprise Community Partners Los Angeles, and the Fannie Mae Foundation. Exclusive
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The state with the most wind-generated energy is not California but Texas. Notwithstanding all its headline-making, landmark laws, renewable energy has increased a mere 1% in 4 years. The obstacles appear to lay more in bureaucracy than technology.
Sep 27, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle
Inspectors found an unusually high rate of fraud, but taxi drivers and owners challenge the findings, citing the small sample size.
Sep 26, 2006 The Los Angeles Times
The Planning Report interviews USC Planning School dean Jack Knott about the school's ambitions of preparing students to lead in regions throughout the world.
Sep 25, 2006 The Planning Report
In the guise of an anti-eminent domain measure, California's Prop 90 seeks to trick voters into adopting a policy that would devastate the state's ability to set aside land for conservation.
Sep 24, 2006 The Planning Report
With the State of California recently moving to seek damages from car makers, could auto manufacturers be the new tobacco industry -- ripe for litigation due to the global warming emissions from the vehicles they produce?
Sep 24, 2006 The New York Times
Peter Calthorpe, an early pioneer of the new urbanism and smart growth movements, recently received the prestigious J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development by the Urban Land Institute.
Sep 23, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle
A referendum opposing a redevelopment plan signed by more than 33,000 San Francisco voters has been ruled invalid, angering many who feel that the city is bending rules to appease developers and gentrify their neighborhood.
Sep 22, 2006 San Francisco Bay Gueardian
A Wal-Mart supercenter celebrates its opening in Rosemead, while the city of Long Beach joins a growing list of cities that have adopted measures making it harder for mega-stores to open.
Sep 22, 2006 The Los Angeles Times
Neighborhood Councils in Los Angeles have stopped the city's elected Council from using a misleading title for a ballot initiative facing voters in November. The volunteer groups are moving closer to providing a voice for the community at City Hall.
Sep 20, 2006 The Los Angeles Times