Los Angeles

September 25, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Los Angeles is taking substantive action to provide incentives for affordable housing development.
Urbanize LA
September 25, 2017, 7am PDT
Kerry Cavanaugh argues that the interests of drivers are standing between California and the policies it should be pursuing.
Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
There's plenty of housing available in Downtown L.A. for the wealthy but, while those apartments sit empty, many looking for housing find costs too high to pay.
KPCC
September 17, 2017, 11am PDT
Amanda Eaken offers up a defense of "Go Zones," otherwise known as congestion pricing. In Los Angeles and elsewhere, she argues, they could thin out traffic.
NRDC
September 15, 2017, 6am PDT
If this solution from a regional planning agency gains traction, New York City may have some competition to become the first American city to implement congestion pricing.
KPCC
September 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A California Nordstrom store will stock no clothing for customers to buy. Instead, it will let shoppers try on clothes in a curated environment and order anything they like to be sent to their homes.
The Washington Post
September 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles' extended Purple Line subway may very well spur an extension of the "linear downtown" along Wilshire Boulevard. Luxury high-rises are the most conspicuous new arrivals.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 7, 2017, 9am PDT
The strange world projects exempted from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act got a little stranger this week.
Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2017, 2pm PDT
In the past, stormwater management has been about flood control. The future of stormwater, however, is in capturing, treating, and recharging water supply, according to this article.
Maven's Notebook
August 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
KPCC has published an interactive map showing the publicly funded affordable housing developments in Los Angeles County.
KPCC
August 20, 2017, 11am PDT
The Orange Line, a bus rapid transit line running through Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, has been a success. To those calling for an expensive conversion to rail, several experts say, why bother?
Curbed Los Angeles
August 18, 2017, 9am PDT
A new pilot project doesn't have the funding to upend the housing market in one of the most expensive markets in the country, but it does set a precedent of support for new housing models.
Curbed Los Angeles
August 17, 2017, 9am PDT
Changing the color of L.A. streets and growing out the urban canopy are part of a campaign to fight the heat island in and around Los Angeles.
Gizmodo
August 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
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
August 14, 2017, 11am PDT
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
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.
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