September 4, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>City planners -- hoping to get reluctant Angelenos out of their cars -- have put forth a proposal that would waive all parking requirements for developers whose buildings offered suitable transportation alternatives.</p>
June 11, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The city is working hard to increase density, but with Angelenos firmly attached to their cars and the region's transit moving at a snail's pace, can smart growth really work in L.A.?</p>
June 10, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>While encouraging the city's residents to embrace higher densities and public transit, many of Los Angeles's smart growth advocates live in single family homes and commute long distances in cars.</p>
June 7, 2007, 3pm PDT
<p>Savvy real estate developers who can promote their projects as smart growth developments are attracting significant capital from public pension funds -- regardless of the actual merits of the project.</p>
September 18, 2006, 1pm PDT
The waste generated from demolition, and the large floor space of many new eco-mansions, is an environmentally unfriendly result of the new green home trend.
August 24, 2006, 3pm PDT
As Los Angeles' old neighborhoods are scrubbed clean and the city begins to embrace density, gentrification is threatening the way of life for residents in many communities.
March 16, 2006, 10am PST
Hundreds of children are growing up in an area Police Chief Bratton refers to as the biggest social disaster in America.
February 3, 2006, 7am PST
The state Public Utilities Commission creates the California Solar Initiative, but does it have enough power to popularize the alternative energy course?
September 25, 2005, 5am PDT
It's ironic that Los Angeles -- a city 'maligned as traffic-choked and strip-malled' -- is emerging as a model for sustainable urban design by focusing development on just 2% of the city's land.
September 19, 2005, 10am PDT
According to several sources, Los Angeles is one earthquake away from becoming a new New Orleans -- and they warn that local preparedness is imperative.
August 22, 2005, 5am PDT
Can LA's new mayor beat back the 'demons that have derailed L.A.’s most ambitious transit plans' and build the rail system Los Angeles deserves?
August 12, 2005, 1pm PDT
In a city famous for gangs, it's hard to imagine how a creek could improve life.
June 3, 2005, 9am PDT
After almost a year of delays, the affordable-housing law may get heard in the Los Angeles City Council
May 11, 2005, 12pm PDT
Andy Lipkis is perhaps the most important environmentalist in L.A. Now he wants to put his resources and group to use in an ambitious watershed project in Sun Valley.
May 10, 2005, 11am PDT
How long can the Santa Clara River Alliance keep the region's last 'wild' river intact?
February 18, 2005, 10am PST
Development of the steep hillsides and valleys of 277,000-acre Tejon Ranch may displace and disrupt the recently reintroduced California condors.
November 27, 2004, 1pm PST
Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes started his career in the Los Angeles Planning Department, and now wants to get rid of the the "zombies" in the planning department.
June 15, 2004, 9am PDT
Los Angeles' "starchitects" create trophy projects which are often disconnected from their urban planning context.
April 21, 2004, 6am PDT
Since Los Angeles's Bunker Hill was blighted and cleared 50 years ago, developers and architects have attempted to bring life back to the area, with Grand Avenue as its core.
March 23, 2004, 9am PST
Wal-Mart's expansion into urban Los Angeles is led by an aggressive 'black cool' public relations campaign.