California

Blog post
February 15, 2017, 10am PST

Swings in weather-related fortunes will continue to push to unprecedented extremes, in California, in Texas, in Boston, in Long Island, in Louisiana, and everywhere else.

James Brasuell
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
December 5, 2016, 8am PST
Even as the Golden State has a wetter fall, California's water leaders have launched a new tool to leverage information technology and available information to support decisions around local water reliability.
The Planning Report
November 29, 2016, 1pm PST
For the founders of young art center Wave Pool, Cincinnati offers opportunities unmatched by the coastal cultural meccas.
Soft City
November 4, 2016, 9am PDT
State Senator Bob Wieckowski is working to help communities get the necessary tools to increase capacity for climate resilience.
The Planning Report
October 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
Study links wildfires to climate change.
Five Thirty Eight
Blog post
October 18, 2016, 6am PDT
While the Green Party nominates a presidential candidate every four years as a publicity stunt, other politicians—Democrats and Republicans alike—have been steadily pursuing a green agenda in California. California cities are better off for it.
Josh Stephens
October 17, 2016, 8am PDT
Tensions between Airbnb and the city of San Francisco continue to mount as the city propose further restrictions on the service, even while the current restrictions are being challenged in court.
The San Francisco Examiner
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
September 28, 2016, 10am PDT
Developments boom in high risk fire areas, even as fires continue to increase in duration, severity and damage.
The Wall Street Journal
Blog post
August 31, 2016, 2pm PDT
Enhanced infrastructure finance districts allow regional cooperation on infrastructure investment and economic development.
Linda Day
July 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
While Democrats consider the future of the country, the host city of the DNC offers a great urban lesson from the past: the elegant efficiency of rowhouses.
California Planning & Development Report
Blog post
May 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Reviewing Governor Jerry Brown's recent proposed legislation to permit projects that provide affordable housing to be approved as-of-right.
Reuben Duarte
March 3, 2016, 12pm PST
Los Angeles' relative economic stagnation from 1980 onward was as much a choice as was the Bay Area's meteoric rise. According to planning scholar Michael Storper's account, Los Angeles' culture—not any policy or industry—is to blame.
California Planning & Development Report
January 21, 2016, 11am PST
Despite continued dispute over their effectiveness, carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs in the United States and Canada have raised billions of dollars. And China has now followed suit.
New York Times
December 7, 2015, 6am PST
In the United States, urban wealth and poverty are often quite segregated. But they can also be next-door neighbors. This article looks at cities with the highest and lowest levels of income inequality.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
December 2, 2015, 6am PST
Cultural changes and 'disruptions' created by the 'sharing' economy are challenging planners just as they're challenging their own competitors. Bill Fulton assesses the brave new world that might liberate planners—or befuddle them.
California Planning & Development Report
August 11, 2015, 9am PDT
Even in an epic drought, the long-awaited commencement of the $83 million San Clemente Dam removal project is welcomed as the obsolete dam posed a safety threat to downstream communities and provided very little water due to tremendous silt build-up.
Monterey Herald
July 17, 2015, 8am PDT
To fix California’s housing crisis, a statewide mandate is needed that requires 20 percent of all new housing, rental units, and those for sale be set aside for low-income families, according to affordable housing developer Murtaza H. Baxamusa.
UrbDeZine
April 6, 2015, 8am PDT
As Los Angeles continues the five-year process of re-writing its zoning code for clarity, one Zoning Advisory Committee member considers who should really care.
The Planning Report