Los Angeles

4 days ago
A creative rental industry has emerged in Los Angeles as the affordable housing crisis grows.
Santa Monica Daily Press
6 days ago
One of the largest transit systems in the country continues to lose large numbers of riders. But the causes behind the drop and the solutions to stop it are hard to pinpoint.
Los Angeles Times
July 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
All over the country, sorry bus stops lack seating. Studies show that deficiency can depress ridership, some motivated citizens are looking to change that.
CityLab
July 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.
Progressive Railroading
July 10, 2019, 11am PDT
If the Supreme Court hears an appeal of a landmark U.S. Ninth Circuit Court case settled in April, the ruling would have widespread implications for dealing with homeless encampments throughout the West, perhaps nowhere more so than Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles officials hope a new law will cut off one of the city's pipelines to homelessness.
Los Angeles Times
July 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has released a draft of the DTLA 2040 plan. In addition to the changes it proposes for the downtown area, it's the first community plan update to roll out the city's new zoning code.
Urbanize LA
June 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Voters might have approved transit funding multiple measures by wide margins in Los Angeles County in recent years, but actual project proposals still have trouble appealing at the hyper-local level.
Los Angeles Daily News
June 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Valley helped popularize public transit and bus rapid transit in Los Angeles, after the Orange Line achieved immediate, unexpected success last decade. Now new routes are under consideration.
Urbanize LA
June 20, 2019, 10am PDT
In the '90s, Keanu Reeves was hurtling down the roads and freeways of L.A. in a bus; 25 years later, city officials ponder ways to bring the city’s average bus speed above 10 mph.
Curbed Los Angeles
June 20, 2019, 5am PDT
PBS New Hour takes a deep dive into the climbing number of pedestrian deaths in the United States—now at their highest level in almost three decades.
PBS News Hour
June 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Flagging ridership on Metro buses in Los Angeles redoubles the need to speed buses up with dedicated lanes, hopefully recovering lost riders and finding some news ones along the way, too.
Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2019, 9am PDT
Cities go through ups and downs over time, and where a city is in its longer history can reveal the reasons behind population changes.
Governing
June 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
Los Angeled has plenty of urban wildlife, but people don’t usually associate the city with the term biodiversity. L.A. County park planner Clement Lau offers a book review on the a book on that subject, "Wild LA."
UrbDeZine
June 5, 2019, 11am PDT
Three design proposals have been unveiled for the Taylor Yards parcel along the L.A. River.
Urbanize LA
June 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
Ridership is down and the station has struggled in recent years, but new plans could help revive the 80-year-old historic landmark.
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2019, 12pm PDT
Reducing the number of traffic lanes to improve bike and pedestrian safety can be inherently controversial when auto travel times are increased, and it can upset motorists further when they learn gas taxes are funding those safety improvements.
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2019, 6am PDT
It's been remarked upon before. Infrastructure in New York City is a cost nightmare compared to other global cities. Accountability is lacking, Josh Barro writes, but MTA also suffers from an "institutional lack of power."
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
May 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Several cities are using mobile park and recreation services to augment existing parks and fill gaps in parks. LA County parks planner Clement Lau describes a sampling of mobile programs.
UrbDeZine
May 28, 2019, 11am PDT
Street vending has been a contentious issue in many places, but this part of the informal economy is important to the social and economic well-being of cities.
CityLab