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October 19, 2020, 12pm PDT
Another corruption scandal involving a Los Angeles city councilmember highlights the urgent need for major planning changes in the city.
Los Angeles Times
October 15, 2020, 10am PDT
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been transformed with $70 million worth of improvements, including a 20,000-square foot event center for community gatherings and events.
Los Angeles Sentinel
October 7, 2020, 10am PDT
The Southern California steelhead was added to the federal endangered species list in 1997. Today, planners are working to create a new home for the trout in the L.A. River.
Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2020, 10am PDT
Alfred Fraijo Jr., partner at Sheppard Mullin, shares frustration with what he sees as a state inaction on housing and L.A.'s legacy of piecemeal planning and outdated zoning.
The Planning Report
September 29, 2020, 12pm PDT
The past decade saw more old commercial buildings transformed into residential buildings than any decade previous.
September 24, 2020, 10am PDT
A fitness tracking app reports dramatic increases in bike ridership since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bloomberg CityLab
September 22, 2020, 11am PDT
A spate of recent articles has taken a critical look at the regulatory obstacles to a progrssive planning vision in the state of California.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 18, 2020, 8am PDT
Los Angeles organizers work with park professionals on policies to allow green space investment in neighborhoods that have lacked it without paving the way for displacement.
Shelterforce Magazine
September 14, 2020, 10am PDT
Writing under the nom de plume of the ghost of Ed Logue, an L.A.-based land use professional offers this modest proposal for eliminating political interference and campaign cash from L.A. city planning.
The Planning Report
September 13, 2020, 9am PDT
With COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation modified its popular Parks After Dark program so that it could still meet community needs, while complying with public health orders.
National Recreation and Park Association Open Space Blog
September 8, 2020, 11am PDT
Three former Los Angeles public officials share their collective perspective on how best to reform the city of Los Angeles' corrupted land use approval process.
The Planning Report
September 2, 2020, 12pm PDT
A high-profile project in the heart of the cultural and civic center of Downtown Los Angeles is rising quickly, and practically in secret, as the area's daytime population stays home during the pandemic.
Los Angeles Times
August 30, 2020, 11am PDT
A great many factors converged to create the culture and music of the 1960s. A powerful, but often overlooked, factor was the Los Angeles neighborhood of Laurel Canyon. A new documentary provides a case study in urban creativity.
Common Edge Collaborative
August 19, 2020, 11am PDT
We seem to have an app for everything. Now we have one that walks a viewer through the river’s history from the pre-historic era to the present.
Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2020, 11am PDT
There is finally a guidebook for one of the country's largest city parks. Learn more about it in this L.A. Times review.
Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2020, 9am PDT
25 years of the Metro C (Green) Line means reckoning with a history of destruction and displacement while looking forward to upcoming improvements.
The Source (Metro)
August 17, 2020, 10am PDT
L.A. City Chief Resilience Officer Aaron Gross elaborates on how the pandemic is shaping the city’s understanding of resilience and the cascading impact that overlapping disasters of earthquake or wildfire could have on the city’s limited resources.
The Planning Report
August 13, 2020, 8am PDT
Faisal Roble, the newly appointed chief equity officer of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, will be tasked with crafting a Racial Equity Action Plan for the department.
August 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
The county of Los Angeles is looking for policy tools that will add affordable housing units to the housing market. Inclusionary zoning is its policy of choice.
August 4, 2020, 9am PDT
The race to connect Southern California to Las Vegas by private passenger rail continues.
Las Vegas Review-Journal