Los Angeles

March 27, 2017, 12pm PDT
To replace its existing, Italian-manufactured subway rolling stock, Los Angeles County Metro is turning to China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC).
The Source
March 11, 2017, 9am PST
In the wake of a very pro-development March election, Los Angeles seems ready to embrace change. But not everywhere. In low-income Boyle Heights, residents have been more militant than most against encroaching gentrification.
CityLab
March 10, 2017, 10am PST
After appearing in the film La La Land, the world-renowned, iconic, 116-year-old Angels Flight will reopen to the public after a three-year modernization process.
The Planning Report
March 10, 2017, 8am PST
With a surplus of unsold billboard spaces dotting Los Angeles, artists are using the empty spaces as canvasses for new forms of public art.
The Art Newspaper
March 9, 2017, 9am PST
California has lost a quarter million low income residents over the last decade, in large part because of the high cost of housing.
The Sacramento Bee
March 8, 2017, 12pm PST
Measure S and an oddly timed election brought planning and development to the center of the public consciousness in Los Angeles for a few months. The voters resoundingly supported one side of the issue.
Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2017, 8am PST
Councilmember José Huizar weighs the city's new rules against those proposed by the upcoming ballot measure.
The Planning Report
March 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Los Angeles seems primed for a development boom, but when developments are built near highways there can be serious health consequences.
Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2017, 11am PST
Herbie Huff of the UCLA's Lewis Center and Institute of Transportation Studies pens a well-reasoned opinion for the Los Angeles Times as to why a market-based strategy to manage demand is the best approach to traffic congestion in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2017, 10am PST
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl made the announcement at the recent VerdeXchange Conference.
The Planning Report
March 4, 2017, 11am PST
City and county leaders shared their plans for millions in new annual revenue at the 2017 VerdeXchange Conference.
The Planning Report
March 3, 2017, 12pm PST
The critical turning point for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's naming rights proposal can be summed up by an old adage: beggars can't be choosers.
Los Angeles Times
March 2, 2017, 9am PST
In Los Angeles, Curbed has declared 2016 "the year of the skyscraper."
Curbed LA
March 1, 2017, 11am PST
The 800,000 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles County are at the opposite end of the socioeconomic spectrum from the 1,900 employees at Snapchat. The fate of both populations have deep implications for L.A.'s housing crisis.
California Planning & Development Report
March 1, 2017, 8am PST
Good urban design can make growth more appealing.
Streetsblog LA
Blog post
February 21, 2017, 11am PST
Measure S gives city leaders a moderately satisfying smack across the face. As satisfying as that may be, Measure S is remarkably bad planning and development policy at the expense of the vast majority of Angelinos.
Reuben Duarte
February 17, 2017, 9am PST
Los Angeles has approved new rules aimed at increasing accountability in the planning process—and at preempting a more severe approach promised by an upcoming ballot measure.
KPCC
February 15, 2017, 1pm PST
Six regions have been selected for funding as part of the Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge, or SPARCC. A local news outlet reports on the potential benefits of the program for Atlanta.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Blog post
February 14, 2017, 2pm PST

The dust from the November election is far from settled, but Los Angeles is already headed back to the ballot box in March. The big ticket item for planning in the city: Measure S, also known as the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative.

James Brasuell
February 13, 2017, 10am PST
Los Angeles has a heat problem, and it's getting worse. But the Mayor's Office is taking on the challenge.
Los Angeles Times