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14 min ago
Bill Witte, CEO and chairman of Related California, discusses how state and local governments ought to respond to the state’s challenges with housing affordability, growth in homelessness, and 'missing middle' housing supply.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
The city of L.A.’s first city forest officer, Rachel Malarich, opines on her new role in facilitating cooperation between the city’s departments to achieve a more equitable urban canopy.
VerdeXchange News
Yesterday
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) offers perspective on the U.S. housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.
The Planning Report
2 days ago
Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds emphasizes the importance of riders' perspective on access when redesigning the transit system.
The Planning Report
2 days ago
Berkeley could decide to deprioritize enforcement of people on bikes who treat stop signs as yield signs when the intersection is free of traffic.
Berkeleyside
3 days ago
A city on the northern edge of San Diego County has approved a controversial redevelopment. Supporters tout that agricultural components of the project. Opponents of the project say developers shouldn't be breaking ground in an agricultural area.
ABC 10 News San Diego
3 days ago
A famous local architect has been tapped to rethink the Rose Bowl's expansive property in Pasadena.
Urbanize LA
4 days ago
This month's election yielded mixed results on housing. The pros: a solid victory for pro-housing Mayor London Breed and two affordable housing measures. The con: likely more anti-housing sentiment on the Board of Supervisors.
The San Francisco Chronicle
5 days ago
One of the most famous suburbs in the country has expended tenant protections in the midst of the housing affordability crisis challenging much of the state.
Pasadena Independent
5 days ago
Paradise, California, burned to the ground last year, and the town’s recovery has begun. But questions remain about the measures that should be put into place to prevent another disaster.
Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
The city of Clovis, California, didn't become 70 percent white by accident, according to the plaintiffs for a lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court.
Fresno Bee
6 days ago
Transit advocates in California this week celebrated the hire of Jeffrey Tumlin, previously a principal with transportation consultant Nelson\Nygaard, as the new director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 14, 2019, 7am PST
The story of how the autonomous delivery company Nuro has taken to the streets of Houston to map the city and test its concept.
The Washington Poast
November 13, 2019, 12pm PST
In the northwest part of San Francisco, a new park will link the Presidio to the popular Crissy Field.
San Francisco Chronicle
Feature
November 13, 2019, 8am PST
Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.
James Brasuell
November 12, 2019, 1pm PST
Los Angeles is rolling out a street tree inventory to complement other sustainability measures included in its own Green New Deal. The focus is on underserved neighborhoods.
Smart Cities Dive
November 12, 2019, 11am PST
Land in the Coyote Valley in San Jose, California, will be protected in a move that ends over three decades of development battles.
The Mercury News
November 11, 2019, 9am PST
Few planning projects in recent weeks have attracted such scrutiny as the LAX-It ride-hailing pickup area at Los Angeles International Airport.
Los Angeles Times
November 11, 2019, 8am PST
San Diego is considering a plan to block off an eight-block portion of its Downtown, known as the Gaslamp Quarter, to automobile traffic.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
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