Los Angeles

5 hours ago
Union Station in Los Angeles is featuring the latest in surveillance technology, meant to deter terrorists. The concern might also be that such technology is yet another impediment in the transit user experience.
ABC7
2 days ago
Los Angeles Magazine provided Los Angeles Director of City Planning Vince Bertoni an opportunity to speak in his own words on the ways planners are preparing for the future.
Los Angeles Magazine
6 days ago
In addition to a contemporary vision for Downtown, the plan debuts a new approach to zoning that could help transform the entire city.
The Planning Report
August 4, 2017, 8am PDT
The Los Angeles Times critiques the political culture in Los Angeles. In this case, it's the failure of a road diet project that provoked the criticism, but these lessons apply to the city's bicycle plans and homeless housing plans, too.
Los Angeles Times
August 3, 2017, 7am PDT
More than one media outlet praised Los Angeles' optimism for cutting a deal with the International Olympics Committee to host the 2028 Olympics.
The Guardian
July 29, 2017, 5am PDT
Planners are incorporating the growing popularity of soccer into parks and communities, writes L.A. park planner Clement Lau, and not just with soccer fields.
UrbDeZine
July 28, 2017, 10am PDT
A high-profile controversy over a decision by the city of Los Angeles to remove a vehicle lane in either direction has finally come to an end. The vehicle lanes will be restored.
Los Angeles Times
July 24, 2017, 7am PDT
Beloved as it is, Dodger Stadium did not come easily to Los Angeles. Its development was fraught with protests, political rivalries, and debates over public investment and urbanism. Those debates continue today.
California Planning & Development Report
July 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
The Los Angeles Times published a pair of incendiary articles this week in which coffee plays an integral role in the conversation about gentrification.
Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2017, 11am PDT
Some well-meaning urbanists try a place-making-in-a-box approach. Their efforts would resonate more if they took the neighborhood’s history and culture into account.
Streetsblog LA
July 18, 2017, 8am PDT
Venice, the famously picturesque neighborhood in Los Angeles, has become a poster child for wealthy urban enclave that has closed its doors to development and new residents—despite a strong local economy.
Fox Business
July 16, 2017, 9am PDT
Call it a reverse Chinatown.
Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2017, 12pm PDT
Finally, good news regarding public transit ridership in Los Angeles, where the Expo Line connection to Santa Monica has very quickly outpaced its projections.
Urbanize LA
July 10, 2017, 12pm PDT
A history of segregation and other barriers have made California's beaches and oceanfront disproportionately white.
High Country News
July 7, 2017, 9am PDT
L.A. has a new bond issue and a new sales tax for homelessness. But Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council actions to alleviate homelessness have been tepid and slow. Affordable housing developer and Michael Russell has some suggestions.
UrbDeZine
July 6, 2017, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved new plans for parts of South Los Angeles. A focus on transit-oriented development and commercial revitalization has raised concerns over displacement.
Curbed LA
July 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Facing explosive development interest around its Metro station, the small city of Culver on L.A.’s Westside is taking steps to shape its mobility future.
The Planning Report
July 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) appears to be taking a break from its perpetual expansion projects to make some improvements to the heavily used but aging Blue Line.
Curbed Los Angeles
June 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Documenting the effects of climate change on the West's most vital source of water.
The Conversation
June 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles' new Wilshire Grand tower is tall and impressive. But, in reality, it's about 100 feet shorter and perhaps less impressive than the arbiters of skyscrapers say it is. Whatever the definition, it might be time to quit venerating height.
California Planning & Development Report