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Southern California Association of Governments Stalling on CEQA Reform

One of the largest, most influential regional governments in the state has asked for exemptions from changes to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that will measure Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) instead of Level of Service (LOS).

March 19, 2016 - Streetsblog California

Draft CEQA Updates Now Available for Public Comment

A big moment in the process of updating the California Environmental Equality Act.

January 28, 2016 - Streetsblog California

Public Meeting Speaker

Planners Need To Be Less Polite Sometimes

It's one thing to oppose development and rail against local planning policies. Plenty of policies, plans, and political processes are pretty lousy. It's another thing to disrupt and dominate a meeting designed to make these processes better.

December 9, 2015 - California Planning & Development Report

New Updates on PD&R Edge

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HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.