California

June 8, 2017, 5am PDT
June 8 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright, and Dezezen has rounded up 10 ways to celebrate nationwide.
Dezeen
June 7, 2017, 10am PDT
Peter Zellner's experimental, tuition-free architectural school is officially in session.
Archinect
June 7, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of San Jose is working with tech giant Google to plan a massive expansion into the Diridon Station district. Millions of feet of development and thousands of new jobs are at stake.
The Mercury News
June 6, 2017, 12pm PDT
States and cities are reacting to President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday. Three states formed the U.S. Climate Alliance; by Monday, it had grown to 13. Initially 30 mayors signed in support; it's now over 200.
Planetizen
June 5, 2017, 9am PDT
The Urban Institute takes a detailed look at San Francisco's real estate market, where most home sales top $1 million, revealing that old units are far more likely to attract top dollar.
Urban Institute
June 5, 2017, 8am PDT
Many local leaders spoke strongly against President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords, but local land use and transportation policies still sorely lack any consideration of climate impact.
Santa Monica Next
June 5, 2017, 7am PDT
Transit agencies from Washington to Florida are beginning to make the switch from diesel and natural gas-powered buses to battery electric buses, some faster than others.
Sierra Club Compass
June 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
L.A. County's transit agency runs a bikeshare program that so far has only been implemented in Downtown Los Angeles. The suburban city of Pasadena, however, will soon be a transit-oriented addition to the system.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
June 4, 2017, 11am PDT
Blame it on the urban heat island effect.
KPCC
June 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Rents continue to rise in Los Angeles and more people are living in their cars.
Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2017, 9am PDT
Orange County is dealing with falling transit use, and its transit authority is looking for ways to stay afloat.
Voice of Orange County
June 2, 2017, 11am PDT
Nothing comes easy for high-speed rail, or anything connected to it, as the agency that runs Caltrain learned in February. But now that a $647 million federal grant has been approved, $713 million in state bond funds will be directed to the project.
Los Angeles Times
June 1, 2017, 10am PDT
"Manhattanization," a pejorative term coined in San Francisco half a century ago by opponents of tall buildings, needs to be rethought, writes San Francisco Chronicle's Native Son columnist, Carl Nolte, upon return from a weekend trip to New York.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 31, 2017, 8am PDT
Tech thrives on connection, and America's west coast tech hubs are more connected than ever before. But Seattleites aren't in a rush to abandon their city's distinctiveness.
The Economist
May 30, 2017, 9am PDT
President Trump points to the passage of multi-billion ballot measures last November as proof that federal funding isn't needed to fund transit, justifying elimination of a major grants program. The CEOs of two large transit agencies fight back.
The Source
May 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Downtown businesses still need a diverse supply of high-turnover parking spaces, argues former downtown San Diego shopkeep, planning activist, and parking guru, Bill Keller.
UrbDeZine
May 30, 2017, 6am PDT
Funding for Caltrain electrification, which Transportation Secretary Chao approved May 22, is one of 21 transit projects receiving funding in the omnibus spending bill that may be contingent on approval from the Trump Administration.
The Washington Post
May 29, 2017, 7am PDT
After residents soundly defeated the anti-growth Measure LV in November, city officials are still trying to propose a plan that addresses the traffic and livability concerns that led to the initiative being placed on the ballot.
The Planning Report
May 27, 2017, 11am PDT
Following a similar ordinance signed into law by Mayor Ed Lee last July that dealt with developments that are 100 percent affordable, the new housing density ordinance apples to market-rate developments that have 30 percent affordability.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 27, 2017, 9am PDT
Universities do more than teach classes; they can help transform economies and elevate cities to greatness. UC San Diego is banking on it.
The Planning Report