California

Parking guru Donald Shoup discusses how the city of Los Angeles can fix its roughly 4,300 miles of sidewalk that require some degree of repair, for free.
20 hours ago   Los Angeles Times
<p>New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson promised to redirect funding from roads to mass transit if he's elected President.</p>
Jun 14, 2007   San Diego Union Tribune
<p>Not all buildings can be great, but good design shouldn't be an afterthought either, argues architecture critic John King.</p>
Jun 13, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>As part of a new set of guiding principles that call on city planners to 'demand a walkable city', Los Angeles may adopt new standards requiring developers to widen sidewalks, not streets.</p>
Jun 13, 2007   LA Downtown News
<p>San Francisco's largest transit agency is reviled by many residents because of its service delays and poor management.</p>
Jun 13, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>Using a technique typically used by advocates, California's Attorney General is trying to use lawsuits to persuade local governments to curb sprawl and prevent global warming.</p>
Jun 11, 2007   USA Today
<p>A California State Supreme Court ruling has given cities and counties broad authority of what type of retail developments can move into their municipalities, and where they can be located. Under the ruling, cities will be able to ban big box stores.</p>
Jun 11, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>The city is working hard to increase density, but with Angelenos firmly attached to their cars and the region's transit moving at a snail's pace, can smart growth really work in L.A.?</p>
Jun 11, 2007   LA Weekly
<p>While encouraging the city's residents to embrace higher densities and public transit, many of Los Angeles's smart growth advocates live in single family homes and commute long distances in cars.</p>
Jun 10, 2007   LA Weekly
<p>New solar roof tiles allow eco-conscious and well-heeled homeowners to enjoy the benefits of low-cost energy without annoying their neighbors with traditional solar panels deemed unsightly by some communities.</p>
Jun 9, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>While simultaneously touting his 'green' policy agenda, California Governor Schwarzenegger is trying to put the brakes on the state's planned high-speed rail system in favor of traditional highway infrastructure improvements.</p>
Jun 9, 2007   San Diego CityBEAT