Downtown San Diego's East Village neighborhood shares traits with San Francisco's SOMA, circa 1990s. However, there are competing visions for the area: academic and high tech vs. stadium and convention center expansion.
5 hours ago   UrbDeZine
Gov. Schwarzenegger wants the California Environmental Quality Act- a requirement for major transportation projects- waived if he is to sign the $18 billion Democratic package that balances the budget and is crafted to circumvent Republican approval.
Dec 29, 2008   Sacramento Bee
A paradigm shift is occurring in the development patterns of American cities -- even the inner cities that have struggled for decades with decay and abandonment, writes Kofi Sefa-Boakye of the Compton Community Redevelopment Agency. Exclusive
Dec 29, 2008  By Kofi Sefa-Boakye
Infrastructure funding in California is grinding to a halt as two crises hit simultaneously: a political impasse unable to resolve a budget gap of $42 billion and a credit crisis leaving the state unable to sell its bonds.
Dec 27, 2008   Los Angeles Times
Journalist Patricia Leigh Brown pays a visit to Sea Ranch, the legendary early attempt at ecological community design.
Dec 25, 2008   New York Times
A California state arm called the Bay Conservation and Development Commission has announced plans for a $125,000 contest to come up with ideas for cities to deal with climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dec 25, 2008   San Francisco Chronicle
In this op-ed, "San Francisco is not London", Steve Falk, the CEO of the S.F. Chamber of Commerce, explains why London-style congestion pricing is inappropriate for the downtown core - that it would only hurt businesses without reducing congestion.
Dec 24, 2008   San Francisco Chronicle
Emeryville, CA is a success story of redevelopment. City leaders transformed a decaying industrial area into a booming retail landscape. But with the economic downturn, locals are questioning the wisdom of basing the city on retail.
Dec 23, 2008   The New York Times
The federal government has blocked plans to build a 16-mile road through a Southern California state park, mainly over environmental concerns.
Dec 23, 2008   San Francisco Chronicle
In spring of next year, Burbank, CA will debut the nation's first lightweight, zero-emissions bus.
Dec 22, 2008   Mass Transit
Cement is everywhere, and the building material makes a huge impact on the environment in terms of emissions, according to the San Francisco Sentinel. This article outlines the cement-making process.
Dec 21, 2008   San Francisco Sentinel