California

Looking for a way to connect the separate pieces of the bike path along the Los Angeles River, a local developer took planning and designing a new path into his own hands.
15 hours ago   The Architect's Newspaper
<p>Part of a week-long series, Randal O'Toole and blogger Will Campbell debate why some cities are good for cyclists, how they got there, and why L.A. is still far off.</p>
Jan 12, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Plans to develop a transit village around one of the San Francisco Bay Area's BART stations is gaining support, but some local officials are voicing concerns over the increased load on city infrastructure and services.</p>
Jan 12, 2008   The Contra Costa Times
<p>The fate of industrial properties is the subject of a huge, ongoing battle in Los Angeles. City planners and economic development boosters want to prevent conversions to residential uses — much to the consternation of free-market advocates.</p>
Jan 11, 2008   California Planning & Development Report
<p>As part of a week-long series, Randal O'Toole and blogger Will Campbell discuss and debate bike commuting and what cities should or shouldn't do to encourage it.</p>
Jan 11, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>With the $10 billion bond slated for the November ballot in California, the latest twist in the long saga of delays is that environmentalists, unhappy with the proposed route into the Bay Area from the Central Valley, threaten to litigate the EIR.</p>
Jan 10, 2008   East Bay Express
<p>This piece from the <em>Los Angeles Times Magazine</em> looks at the recent trend of including public squares in high-profile L.A. projects, and examines why they don't really work in the traditional sense.</p>
Jan 8, 2008   Los Angeles Times Magazine
<p>Following PG&amp;E's bankruptcy, the private nonprofit Stewardship Council was assigned the task of conserving and reorganizing PG&amp;E's 140,000 acres located in the Sierra Nevada and Upper Cascade Mountains.</p>
Jan 8, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Years of low rainfall are causing many in California to think hard about diminishing supplies of water. In this commentary, author Peter Gleick argues that wise water use and management -- not big-scale infrastructure projects -- is the solution.</p>
Jan 7, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>L.A.'s regional transit system needs a spine, and the "Subway to the Sea" from downtown to the westside could be that spine. But to make it happen, the city needs to think about a public-private partnership, according to this commentary.</p>
Jan 6, 2008   The Daily News
<p>A private firm has announced a proposal that would create a free wireless Internet network in the entire city of San Francisco.</p>
Jan 6, 2008   The San Francisco Chronicle