Los Angeles

October 17, 2016, 6am PDT
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is also a committed climate change activist. His documentary on the topic airs Oct. 30 on the National Geographic channel. At the U.N., he asked leaders to take bold action. Yet, as an Angeleno, he opposes increased density.
Curbed LA
October 13, 2016, 6am PDT
L. A. company Turf Terminators promised low impact lawns in exchange for city rebates, but delivered shoddy work and hot rocks.
Bloomberg
October 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
A "good news" story for pedestrians emerges from the streets of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Traffic signals at heavily used pedestrian intersections have been reengineered to add a 'scramble phase' and the results are startling.
NBC Los Angeles
October 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Two start-ups promise L.A. drivers on-demand parking and electric vehicle charging.
KPCC
October 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, a veteran leader at the city, county, and state-level, addresses the funding gaps to address this urgent issue and shares some innovative models being deployed by the county.
The Planning Report
September 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
Cecilia Estolano, former Executive Director of Los Angeles’s Community Redevelopment Agency, diagnoses why the region has been unable to provide housing for working-class citizens.
The Planning Report
September 29, 2016, 8am PDT
Chinese developers are pouring money into high-rise housing projects in Los Angeles. But will these be pieds-a-terre for absent buyers? And how are developers dealing with the American regulatory environment?
Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2016, 12pm PDT
The historic Grand Central Market has ridden the ups and downs of Downtown Los Angeles better than most retail locations, but can it retain its heart in the face of gentrification.
Los Angeles Magazine
September 11, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Los Angeles has been improving its parks resources for several years, and a new funding mechanism should help continue that trend.
KPCC
September 8, 2016, 8am PDT
A tradition as old as the Planning Department itself: proposing reforms to the planning and development approvals process in the city of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA
September 7, 2016, 11am PDT
The Office of Extraordinary Innovation at Los Angeles Metro is just over a year old. KPCC checks in.
KPCC
September 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
Books! Maps! Data! Renderings! What more could you want from one week?
Planetizen
September 2, 2016, 8am PDT
A new study makes a visual case against the narrative that spot zoning and a broken development approval process are running roughshod over the entire city.
Urbanize LA
September 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
Critics say the HUD program is meant to fund more direct anti-poverty measures, like affordable housing—not office, retail, and attractions.
NextCity
August 31, 2016, 11am PDT
Located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is a "destination city" of its own. A recent push to make its streets more bike-friendly coincides with the upcoming arrival of bikeshare.
Pasadena Star-News
August 31, 2016, 9am PDT
If you live in Detroit, Atlanta, Seattle, or Los Angeles, you have more to look forward to in November than choosing Donald or Hillary. Major decisions concerning regional transportation are on the line.
Governing
August 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
Faced with the task of conforming its "granny flats" ordinance with state law, the Los Angeles City Council yielded.
Los Angeles Times
August 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
The landscape of community development in Los Angeles today differs vastly from even a few years ago. Two groups in East L.A. are developing solutions to accelerating gentrification and displacement and a compounding affordable housing crisis.
The Planning Report
Blog post
August 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A blog post exploring why Los Angeles is more car-dependent than some less dense cities.
Michael Lewyn
August 16, 2016, 9am PDT
A subway extension that would cut across the Los Angeles basin has cleared another legal hurdle, despite the efforts of a coalition of opponents in the city of Beverly Hills.
The Source