Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Governor Gavin Newsom

November 26, 2019, 10am PST
With stronger state mandates kicking in, California housing permits rose sharply in September. But as one construction industry commentator noted, an uptick isn't a trend.
The Mercury News
November 10, 2019, 1pm PST
The Southern California Association of Governments, in response to new mandates from the state, has adopted a radical new approach to housing requirements in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2019, 9am PDT
An idea that is gaining support with the public as the state of California suffers through catastrophic fire season after catastrophic fire season is still a deeply difficult political proposition.
Los Angeles Times
October 14, 2019, 10am PDT
California Governor Gavin Newsom over the weekend vetoed a bill that would have required the state's department of transportation to consider public transit as well as bike and pedestrian infrastructure when planning projects on state-owned roads.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 20, 2019, 8am PDT
This past year looked promising in terms of opportunities to tackle the state’s housing woes. But most measures failed and the problem is just growing.
Rolling Stone
August 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
A recently published mapping project is the first step toward California leveraging some of it surplus land for the purposes of developing affordable housing.
California Department of General Services
August 30, 2019, 8am PDT
Local governments in Southern California have chafed at a call from Governor Gavin Newsom for 1.3 million new homes over the next decade. The Southern California Association of Governments has proposed only 430,000.
The Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2019, 8am PDT
An editorial by the Los Angeles Times calls for the state to remove barriers to housing shortage after a report finds declining numbers of residential permits around the state.
Los Angeles Times
July 26, 2019, 11am PDT
In California, recovery after wildfires means many upfront investments by communities and the state.
The New York Times
May 26, 2019, 11am PDT
A new apartment building is going up in Danville, California, but the affordable housing it will provide is a drop in the bucket compared to the state’s massive housing needs.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 6, 2019, 8am PDT
The state's high-speed rail project is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. A major problem is that consultants have been running the show from the start, say critics.
Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
A Los Angeles Times editorial board sheds light on the ongoing environmental disaster of the Salton Sea in California, and the lack of action by the state to mitigate the worsening impacts.
Los Angeles Times
March 14, 2019, 9am PDT
California's new governor is giving local governments more time to comply with state-mandated housing targets.
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2019, 11am PST
California Governor Gavin Newsom wants to reduce the size of the $17 billion WaterFix project that plans for two tunnels under the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta.
Sacramento Bee