California

September 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Zoning isn’t just a tool of self interest, according to a recent polemic by USC planning professor Lisa Schweitzer.
Lisa Schweitzer
September 18, 2016, 9am PDT
The state's unique Clean Air Rule is called 'cap-and-reduce.' Businesses that fall under the cap are required to reduce emissions, just like California's cap-and-trade program. However, they can not be forced to purchase carbon credits.
Crosscut
September 17, 2016, 9am PDT
One of the key assumptions of a new partnership between the planning and public health professions is that transit encourages more active mobility than possible with a car-centric lifestyle. But new research casts doubt on those assumptions.
CityLab
September 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
California's average home prices are 2.5 times the national average and rising, so why is it so hard to build a political coalition to build more housing, and especially more affordable housing?
Los Angeles Times
September 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
Tesla just won a competitive bid to supply utility-scale power in Southern California—providing security in the event of a catastrophe like the Porter Ranch methane leak.
Bloomberg
September 16, 2016, 7am PDT
Voters in six Bay Area cities in four Bay Area counties will determine the outcome of eight ballot measures on rent and eviction control. Two of the cities will have city council-sponsored measures competing against voter initiatives.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 14, 2016, 12pm PDT
Since transportation agencies decided to make carpool lanes available for non-carpoolers (toll-paying solo drivers or electric vehicles), they've become congested in some metro areas, which can violate federal conditions on their use.
Stateline
September 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
Before last night's Monday Night Football game, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority reported that they'd only sold 11 season passes to the 49ers Express Train. To cover costs, the goal had been to sell 2,500.
NBC Bay Area
September 12, 2016, 12pm PDT
Lancaster, California's investment in it's primary downtown thoroughfare has sparked a renaissance in its once ailing downtown.
Public Square
September 12, 2016, 7am PDT
It's becoming clear that Texas will beat California to having the first all high-speed train on the continent. Ethan Elkind suggests three ways that success for Texas Central's Dallas-to-Houston line will benefit the struggling California project.
Ethan Elkind
September 11, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Los Angeles has been improving its parks resources for several years, and a new funding mechanism should help continue that trend.
KPCC
September 9, 2016, 12pm PDT
Planners in San Francisco have completed a public outreach process called Subway Vision. The goal is to create a framework for subway expansion in the city.
KQED
September 8, 2016, 8am PDT
A tradition as old as the Planning Department itself: proposing reforms to the planning and development approvals process in the city of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA
September 7, 2016, 11am PDT
The Office of Extraordinary Innovation at Los Angeles Metro is just over a year old. KPCC checks in.
KPCC
September 7, 2016, 10am PDT
There's a physical cost to rising rents, and Oakland residents are paying the price.
SFGate
September 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Joe Mathews of Zócalo Public Square views with a great deal of skepticism the urban growth boundaries the voters of Ventura County adjacent to Los Angeles County have enacted since 1995 due to the lack of infill. Another measure is on the ballot.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 7, 2016, 8am PDT
The service would operate through Waze, and take a different approach than Uber or Lyft.
Ars Technica
September 7, 2016, 7am PDT
A median-income family in the L.A. metro area spends 73 percent of their income on housing and transportation alone. L.A. Metro explains why and how they're taking huge steps to get affordable housing on land they own—where it will do the most good.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Feature
September 7, 2016, 5am PDT
An op-ed rejects a notion of urbanism that would find a home in Disneyland, for a version of urbanism that deploys the best efficiencies and benefits of the built environment.
Gerhard Mayer
September 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
The state of California stepped into to make it easier for local governments to approve permissive regulations of accessory dwelling units.
Los Angeles Times