Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Los Angeles

4 days ago
The proposed expansion would affect smaller multi-family developments and include incentives for reducing travel during peak hours and encouraging transit, walking, and biking.
Urbanize Los Angeles
6 days ago
The answer is "Yes!" for Kenny Uong who is passionate about L.A.'s buses and trains, knows how to get around without a car, and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Los Angeles Times
June 13, 2021, 9am PDT
With new regulations poised to add 400 new vendors to New York City's streets every year for the next decade, city leaders can look to L.A.'s recent legalization efforts for guidance.
Curbed
June 11, 2021, 8am PDT
The mixed-use Reese Davidson Community will include 140 housing units, commercial space, and a performance space.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 9, 2021, 12pm PDT
Almost all the affordable housing development in L.A. in the past decade has occurred in majority-minority neighborhoods. The L.A. Department of City Planning is looking for ways to make sure high-income areas do more of their fair share.
Urbanize LA
June 7, 2021, 12pm PDT
The agency's board members spoke out forcefully against air pollution and displacement, but stopped short of completely rejecting the project, looking instead to cleaner vehicles and regulations that mitigate community concerns.
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2021, 11am PDT
The vernacular notion of "metro area" or "urban region" may not match up with standard political designations, like municipality, county, state, or city-state. Too bad. Ambiguity and complexity are hallmarks of today's mega-cities.
Common Edge Collaborative
June 6, 2021, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors has approved a program that would eliminate fares for students and low-income riders, but the program's future rests on finding sustainable funding sources.
LAist
June 4, 2021, 6am PDT
The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.
The Seattle Times
June 3, 2021, 11am PDT
Not only does the redevelopment of a large section of Earvin Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook offer much needed green space and new amenities, it also helps to conserve water and improve water quality.
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2021, 10am PDT
CicLAvia is working with the city to make its "al fresco dining" program permanent.
LAist
May 24, 2021, 9am PDT
A recently appointed councilmember threw a wrench into hard fought local negotiations over a planned bus rapid transit that passes through the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock.
Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2021, 11am PDT
The founder of Asante Microfarm hopes his farm will serve as a model for bringing fresh produce to underserved communities.
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2021, 9am PDT
L.A. residents are demanding solutions for the city's growing number of people experiencing homelessness, but they don't tend to like those solutions when they include allowing people experiencing homelessness to stay in the neighborhood.
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2021, 12pm PDT
Black Americans pay a higher price to be homeowners—and the number of those who can afford to pay that price is dropping quickly.
NPR
May 17, 2021, 10am PDT
The Annenberg Foundation is awarding a $25 million grant to the National Wildlife Federation's campaign to build a wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon, over the 101 Freeway.
Patch
May 17, 2021, 9am PDT
The winning designs for the "Low Rise" design challenge offer an aspirational image of density for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2021, 9am PDT
Communities along the corridor have fought expansion for decades, citing air quality and displacement concerns. Now, the agency says it's time to rethink the project.
LA Streetsblog
May 7, 2021, 8am PDT
The region has poured over a billion dollars into storage infrastructure and demand management policies in anticipation of worsening drought conditions.
Bloomberg Green+CityLab
May 4, 2021, 9am PDT
Los Angeles is mourning the death of billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad. For all of Broad's many civic contributions, he made his fortune in a decidedly anti-urban way.
California Planning & Development Report