California

October 3, 2016, 12pm PDT
The limitations of affordable housing funds are apparent in San Francisco, raising the question of where and how the process of building affordable housing can be improved.
Mission Local
October 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
A "good news" story for pedestrians emerges from the streets of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Traffic signals at heavily used pedestrian intersections have been reengineered to add a 'scramble phase' and the results are startling.
NBC Los Angeles
October 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Two start-ups promise L.A. drivers on-demand parking and electric vehicle charging.
KPCC
October 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, a veteran leader at the city, county, and state-level, addresses the funding gaps to address this urgent issue and shares some innovative models being deployed by the county.
The Planning Report
October 1, 2016, 7am PDT
Bay area town Brisbane looks to provide commercial development to cater to San Francisco residents, but resists building housing.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
Unlike the earlier iteration, today's full-amenity tech campuses provide their well-paid engineers with Millennial-friendly upper middle class comforts. But is that enough?
Architecture Boston
September 30, 2016, 10am PDT
An attempt to protect San Francisco tenants from some no-fault evictions was overturned in court.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 30, 2016, 8am PDT
Cities throughout California, including Santa Monica, have been awarded research and development funding through the California Energy Commission to plan community-scale microgrid solutions.
The Planning Report
September 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
Cecilia Estolano, former Executive Director of Los Angeles’s Community Redevelopment Agency, diagnoses why the region has been unable to provide housing for working-class citizens.
The Planning Report
September 29, 2016, 10am PDT
Streetsblog slams Caltrans for wasting $1.9 billion on futile freeway widening projects.
LA.Streetsblog
September 29, 2016, 8am PDT
Chinese developers are pouring money into high-rise housing projects in Los Angeles. But will these be pieds-a-terre for absent buyers? And how are developers dealing with the American regulatory environment?
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2016, 9am PDT
With a two-year Interim Development Control Ordinance set to expire in March 2017, Burbank, California is working on new design guidelines for single-family homes.
The Burbank Leader
September 26, 2016, 6am PDT
It costs less than $40,000 and gets over 200 miles to a charge. The Tesla Model 3? Yes, and also the Chevy Bolt, which goes to market first. A New York Times technology columnist writes that 'size matters' when it comes to innovation.
The New York Times - Technology
September 25, 2016, 11am PDT
A new report from the California Legislative Analyst's Office demystifies the highly consequential and controversial property tax limit enacted by Proposition 13.
California Legislative Analyst's Office
September 25, 2016, 7am PDT
Crude-by-rail opponents are hoping that Benicia's rejection of a proposed rail terminal for a Valero refinery will set a precedent: it was enabled by a U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision allowing the city to have the final word.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 24, 2016, 7am PDT
Pedestrian safety and transit performance won out over parking concerns on San Francisco's Taraval Street.
San Francisco Examiner
September 24, 2016, 5am PDT
More than one city made big planning news this week. You only need two minutes and thirty seconds to find out more.
Planetizen
September 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
From developer incentives to swapping parking for housing units, two transit systems have come up with plans that tackle the region's housing shortage and its economic inequality. What have they agreed to do, and who will hold them accountable?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
September 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Lego-type housing construction has attracted the attention of two separate developers as an efficient means to provide housing for the city's large homeless population but has met objections from labor unions and the Mayor's Office.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2016, 11am PDT
San Francisco is looking for ways to manage—and protect—the masses of tourists who want to walk "the World's Crookedest Street."
SF Gate