California

May 22, 2017, 7am PDT
The Los Angeles County metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced plans last week to undertake a review of the agency's massive bus system. The redesign will hope to address declining ridership.
The Source
May 21, 2017, 5am PDT
This new visualization helps us see the unseen: the underground fiber optic cables that lie beneath campus at Stanford University in California.
Victoria & Albert Museum
May 20, 2017, 11am PDT
As an article in Builder puts it: the 'Inland Empire Strike Back' with a large new masterplanned community in Riverside County. This region, hit particularly hard by the housing crash of the Great Recession looks ready pick up where it left off.
Builder
May 19, 2017, 8am PDT
An op-ed written by city officials from two South Bay Area cities argues that reform of land use regulations won't be enough to solve California's housing crisis.
The Mercury News
May 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
A proposed $7.5 billion facility to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Oregon's south coast received a resounding vote of support on Tuesday from Coos County voters who rejected a ballot measure that would have banned its construction.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
May 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
The Bay Foundation have built a two acre enclave, "re-wilding" the area with native plants mimicking what it may have looked like before human interference.
KPCC
May 17, 2017, 11am PDT
While the study stems from research that found Volkswagen diesel cars had used 'defeat devices' to pass emissions tests, the new study points to inadequacies in the tests themselves, resulting in 50 percent higher pollution than testing permits.
The International Council on Clean Transportation
May 16, 2017, 8am PDT
Downtown Los Angeles, styled DTLA by its new enthusiasts, has long been a site for street art and murals of dubious legality. Now, developers are paying artists to paint them.
Los Angeles Downtown News
May 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
While California cap-and-trade survived a legal challenge last month, a haze still surrounds the program. Carbon permit sales are low, and the program's longevity is threatened after 2020. A new bill was introduced to transform the program.
Vox
May 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
It's not the only subway under construction in Los Angeles, or event the most famous (it doesn't have the PR ring of the "Subway to the Sea"), but the Regional Connector will provide a critical link through the heart of the city's downtown.
Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2017, 12pm PDT
The mayor of San Francisco announced plans to convert an old administrative building, owned by the school district, into housing for teachers. It’s a long-awaited idea that has finally come to fruition.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 15, 2017, 11am PDT
The "back to the city" narrative might make for good headlines, but an analysis of California's growth patterns tell a different story. Take San Diego County as an example.
Voice of San Diego
May 14, 2017, 11am PDT
An op-ed wonders when enough bike fatalities will be enough.
The Orange County Register
May 14, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of San Jose, California is crafting regulations to give renters and low-income residents more rights and access to fair housing.
The Mercury News
May 13, 2017, 9am PDT
For San Diego's Mission Valley Qualcomm Stadium site, AIA-SD and E+DC urge a structured and orderly planning and disposition process.
UrbDeZine
May 12, 2017, 2pm PDT
After a wet winter, California's historic drought is over for now. But larger stores of groundwater stored in natural aquifers, steadily depleting, will be difficult to refill.
Water Deeply
May 12, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of San Jose and designers from the University of California, Davis have completed a community-led design process to raise awareness about the connections between the kitchen, sewers, and the environment.
The Confluence
May 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
Residents of public housing in California's state capital now have new access to economic mobility in the form of a shared fleet of electric cars—all made possible by the state's cap-and-trade system that limits and offset carbon emissions.
The Sacramento Bee
May 11, 2017, 11am PDT
After several years, Sen. Jim Beall's persistent efforts to address the state's $130 billion road and bridge shortfall finally passed the legislature, but Assemblyman Travis Allen hopes to repeal the 12-cent tax hike through the initiative process.
The Sacramento Bee - Capitol Alert
May 10, 2017, 11am PDT
Considering it costs $1 billion per mile to dig L.A.'s subway tunnels, how does Elon Musk plan to build a series of car-carrying tunnels with out breaking the bank?
Fast Company