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May 27, 2018, 9am PDT
California State Sen. Ben Allen has authored SB 961 to finance optional neighborhood infill TOD districts, with support from fellow legislators. Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand is considering an initiative to protect local zoning.
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May 25, 2018, 12pm PDT
LADOT is rehearsing now for the day it has to manage autonomous vehicles alongside delivery drones and air taxis.
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May 25, 2018, 8am PDT
From clean drinking supply to sinking infrastructure, California has a lot to worry about when it comes to water. Two upcoming bonds could make a dent in the work ahead.
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April 13, 2018, 11am PDT
Across the globe, smart cities are increasingly procuring and implementing information technology in order to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban spaces. The former CTO of L.A. and the mayor of Beverly Hills weigh in on the subject.
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March 7, 2018, 9am PST
Adam Krantz, who leads the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, breaks down how the Trump Administration infrastructure plan would impact local water infrastructure.
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February 27, 2018, 6am PST
Dissecting successful disaster response in places like Houston and Mexico City could help California prepare for the inevitable.
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November 1, 2017, 9am PDT
The Inland Empire's housing boom and economic growth are attracting plenty of new residents—especially millennials.
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October 31, 2017, 7am PDT
Electrification is at a tipping point in California, expanding into the heavy-duty sector with the buy-in of transit agencies across the state.
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October 2, 2017, 10am PDT
The West Santa Ana Branch light rail would offer new infrastructure and economic activity to a transit-dependent part of the county.
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October 1, 2017, 5am PDT
Lyft's Emily Castor Warren situates the company's newest initiatives within the "rapid pace of innovation" occurring in transportation.
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September 29, 2017, 2pm PDT
When it comes to trains, trams, and buses, L.A.'s Union Station is "the most transit-accessible location in Southern California." Soon, it will finally connect to its own neighborhood.
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September 29, 2017, 12pm PDT
The California Legislature took steps to address the state's housing crisis this year, but housing activists might look to the Governor's High Speed Rail project to provide a link to affordable housing in the Central Valley.
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August 25, 2017, 10am PDT
UBC's Patrick Condon argues that for Vancouver and cities like it, simply adding supply at any level doesn't get at the root causes of the global affordable housing crisis.
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August 10, 2017, 12pm PDT
Mayor Ted Winterer and Mayor Pro Tem Gleam Davis elaborate on the city’s new Downtown Community Plan, which includes what may be the state's highest inclusionary housing requirement.
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August 10, 2017, 9am PDT
In addition to a contemporary vision for Downtown, the plan debuts a new approach to zoning that could help transform the entire city.
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July 5, 2017, 9am PDT
New housing development is off to a slow start in Los Angeles in 2017. Although the city defeated an anti-growth ballot measure, LA is still faced with a number of policy and legal challenges to building an adequate supply of affordable housing.
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July 3, 2017, 8am PDT
President Trump’s most recent transportation budget is projected to cut transportation spending by 13 percent, potentially undercutting many of Los Angeles' ambitious projects to continue the build-out of a full public transportation system.
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June 30, 2017, 9am PDT
Seattle is faced with an affordable housing crisis that has led the new Planning & Community Development Director Sam Assefa to look globally for solutions.
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May 9, 2017, 10am PDT
The cities of Santa Monica, Culver CIty, West Hollywood, and Malibu are championing stormwater infrastructure, new public transit, affordable housing, and action on homelessness prevention.
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April 4, 2017, 9am PDT
In the aftermath of the Measure S vote, members of the Los Angeles City Council have responded by pushing for expediting community plan updates and finding a sustainable source of funding for updating the region's plans.
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