Southern California

August 18, 2015, 1pm PDT
In an insightful article, William Fulton unpacks the supply-demand cycle driving costs skyward in certain areas. To address the problem, new construction needs an unprecedented level of diversity.
California Planning & Development Report
August 13, 2015, 10am PDT
While visiting Paris, San Diego landscape architect David McCullough pondered his own new world city's identity and concluded, counter-intuitively, his city's (and all cities') identity is defined by its diversity.
UrbDeZine
May 10, 2015, 7am PDT
A U.S. Forest Service survey has revealed the high costs of the California drought to one of the state's most treasured features: its sprawling forests.
KPBS
June 6, 2014, 10am PDT
Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, details the ongoing preparation and response his regional water agency has championed in the face of the driest calendar year in the state's history.
The Planning Report
March 20, 2014, 7am PDT
All but 10% of the CBR went to Southern California refineries, though Bay Area shipments grew by 57% and provoked the largest outcry. The Northern California deliveries are mostly from North Dakota, with 12.5% from Colorado.
Contra Costa Times
September 4, 2013, 1pm PDT
The $1 billion electronic cigarette industry has boomed in the last year; Southern California cities, shell-shocked from the spread of marijuana dispensaries, are struggling to cope with the storefront businesses.
The Los Angeles Times
February 17, 2013, 1pm PST
Los Angeles recently took a major step in its plan to return streetcars to downtown's streets. But they're not the only Southern California city pursuing the nation's trendy transit mode. Bill Fulton examines the attraction.
California Planning & Development Report
November 26, 2012, 12pm PST
The plan to reconnect Southern California to Las Vegas via passenger rail took a major step forward last week with the announcement that operators Las Vegas Railway Express Inc. have reached an agreement to use Union Pacific's freight rails.
Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2012, 6am PDT
A California real estate group aims to capitalize on cheap foreclosures, collecting homes en masse thanks to a semi-automated decisionmaking system.
The New York Times
August 23, 2011, 7am PDT
Transit oriented development is on the rise in California, with new projects being pushed in conjunction with new rail lines in Southern California and the Bay Area.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 20, 2010, 6pm PDT
A short documentary exploring the development challenges that the City of Ventura faces.
The OpenSpace: News For Central Coast Planners
August 16, 2010, 5am PDT
Created by Nathan Mendelsohn, California City is the state's thrid largest in size but exists mostly in his imagination. Home to 14000 people who inhabit one end of the massive tract, just a corner next to over 185 square miles of empty development.
Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2010, 5am PDT
A video created for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) presents a serious look at what infill development would look like in Ventura and Fullerton.
The Source: Transportation News and Views
January 5, 2010, 9am PST
Flood maps redrawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are causing thousands of Southern California residents to buy mandatory flood insurance, even though they say flooding is rare and barely an issue.
Los Angeles Times
December 18, 2009, 11am PST
A new report from The Road Information Program, a D.C.-area nonprofit, documents the growing number of highway, bridge and transit systems in need of repair in Southern California and lacking the necessary funding.
Daily News Los Angeles
November 18, 2009, 7am PST
As traffic congestion has worsened, so has the philosophical divide between LA and Orange counties in terms of how to address it.
Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2009, 1pm PDT
San Pedro, a port city near Los Angeles, is looking to boost its image with a 1.2 billion dollar makeover. Plans include a promenade, a cruise terminal, and a vibrant commercial district and could take up to 10 years.
Los Angeles Times
September 18, 2009, 11am PDT
Federal authorities recently announced $45 million in support of plans to construct a magnetic levitation train line between Las Vegas and Southern California, re-igniting a debate over two proposed rail connections.
The Las Vegas Sun
September 12, 2009, 5am PDT
Palm Springs has rediscovered a historic district that's been on the books for 23 years, but has been somehow forgotten until this week. Preservationists see this as a huge win, a way to protect the unique neighborhood and showcase its architecture.
The Desert Sun
August 29, 2009, 1pm PDT
As wildfires rage in Southern California, some experts are calling for a revision of policies that encourage controlled burns to reduce fire risks.
Miller-McCune