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The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times is unimpressed by a plan to build a monorail between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
New York City is the furthest along with a congestion pricing scheme, but San Francisco and Los Angeles are catching up in California
The Source
February 17, 2021, 9am PST
It' down to two options for a rail transit connection over the Sepulveda Pass, following the path of Interstate 405 between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA
Feature
February 9, 2021, 12pm PST
Stadium footprints are enormous. It's time to get smarter about how they are used.
Richard Dion
February 3, 2021, 9am PST
A new half-acre park is taking shape on a previously undeveloped hillside property in Chinatown, one of the more densely populated and park-poor areas in L.A.
Urbanize Los Angeles
January 28, 2021, 10am PST
New intercity rail service is being planned for the desert reaches between Los Angeles and the Palm Springs area.
Progressive Railroading
January 17, 2021, 5am PST
Descanso Gardens in Los Angeles County offered the "Wishing Tree" for visitors to share their wishes and hopes for 2021. The public response was overwhelming, with over 10,000 notes hung on the tree in a matter of weeks.
Los Angeles Times
January 14, 2021, 12pm PST
A new draft Los Angeles Master Plan, created by Frank Gehry's firm, lays out a more active, natural vision for the river, in addition to addressing concerns about displacement in communities along the river corridor.
Urbanize LA
January 11, 2021, 10am PST
The material, now being tested on California roads, is made using recycled PET plastic and promises longer-lasting road treatments.
Construction & Demolition Recycling
January 6, 2021, 10am PST
Appearing on a Sunday news show, Mayor Eric Garcetti noted that the Los Angeles metropolitan region is the nation's densest and one of two primary reasons why "we're seeing a person every six seconds contract COVID-19 here in Los Angeles County."
CBS News
January 4, 2021, 8am PST
The three levels of care provided by hospitals: conventional, contingency, and crisis, were outlined in a letter sent to all hospitals. They must notify the state by Wednesday that they have adopted some version of crisis standards to ration care.
Los Angeles Times
December 23, 2020, 9am PST
The rent eats first, they say. But how do people survive when the rent also eats almost everything?
USC Sol Price Center for Innovation
Feature
December 16, 2020, 12pm PST
The pandemic has forced difficult confrontations with inequities that existed long before the novel coronavirus. L.A. Metro planners are responding by charting a path toward a transportation system that reverses and improves those previous realities.
James Brasuell
December 8, 2020, 9am PST
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently closed outdoor dining because of a sudden but rapid rise of coronavirus infections in the county.
Los Angeles Eater
December 7, 2020, 11am PST
The B Line subway includes two stops in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, but other than that, commuter rail and buses are the only options for transit. New light rail plans could change that.
The Source
November 25, 2020, 11am PST
Urban Movement Labs (UML) is working with the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti to undertake a series of pilot programs to entice private companies to Los Angeles to develop and test innovation transportation technology.
Smart Cities Dive
November 24, 2020, 11am PST
San Francisco becomes the 40th city statewide to legislate a ban on natural gas in development projects.
Smart Cities Dive
November 24, 2020, 9am PST
Google has unveiled a new tool called Tree Canopy Lab in an effort to keep cities like Los Angeles cool by helping them to know where to plant more trees.
The Verge
November 17, 2020, 12pm PST
The California Housing Accountability Act, approved by the State Legislature in 2017, is cited in a court ruling that soundly rebuffs the decision by the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission to veto a controversial project.
Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2020, 9am PST
Still under environmental review, plans are still being made for the bus rapid transit line that would connect North Hollywood and Pasadena.
Urbanize Los Angeles