Los Angeles

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
August 14, 2016, 11am PDT
The legal, and social, challenges to building more second units in Los Angeles.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
August 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Responding to criticism from neighborhoods faced with new small lot developments, the city of Los Angeles in considering changes to its Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance.
The Eastsider LA
August 9, 2016, 8am PDT
If Los Angeles residents approve the $120 billion sales tax measure in November, focusing on walkable communities and offering fast, frequent transit service will be critical to its success.
Los Angeles Times - Opinion
Feature
August 8, 2016, 8am PDT
An op-ed by Daniel Freedman explains how a legal spat over an 850-square-foot "granny flat" affected hundreds of units around Los Angeles. The city's attempt to rectify the problems with its second unit ordinance has encountered more resistance.
Daniel Freedman
July 26, 2016, 10am PDT
After a tour of Los Angeles street furniture, Alissa Walker offers her reflections on cities' changing approach to public space.
Curbed
July 22, 2016, 2pm PDT
The New Yorker has produced a video comparing the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on either side of a 70-year span of history.
The New Yorker
July 22, 2016, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles Rams COO details both the stadium's sustainable design and the positive impact the privately funded complex will have on Southern California.
The Planning Report
July 19, 2016, 10am PDT
L.A. County's Parks and Rec Dept. has just completed a major study of the county's park needs. Departmental Facilities Planner Clement Lau explains the study and below are a few things that came to light.
UrbDeZine
July 14, 2016, 7am PDT
In California and much of the rest of the country, says Andrew Said, the laws governing speed limits and enforcement are dangerously outdated, especially where pedestrians and cyclists are concerned. What could we change?
Streetsblog LA
July 6, 2016, 10am PDT
A mixed-use development proposal in South L.A. highlights a blind spot of progressive urbanism—the gap between what checks all the boxes and what low-income communities really need.
LA Streetsblog