California

April 12, 2017, 11am PDT
An old wound is mitigated thanks to two Democratic legislators from Riverside County who made it clear from the onset what it would take for them to sign-on to the Road Repair and Accountability Act, California's historic fuel tax and fee increase.
The Press-Enterprise
April 12, 2017, 9am PDT
A new documentary film about L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold turns out to be an excellent film for urban planners through the culinary mapping of Los Angeles. L.A. County parks planner, Clement Lau, reviews the movie.
UrbDeZine
April 11, 2017, 2pm PDT
A decade into its history, the hyperlocal social media site Nextdoor is looking for feedback and hoping to expand its reach before the 2018 and 2020 elections.
Politico
April 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
Parking is back in the news, with a high-profile case study: the new spaceship-shaped headquarters of Apple in Cupertino has devoted a larger footprint to parking spaces than office space.
The Economist
April 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Next month the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority will decide what type of buses to purchase to replace 1,000 aging diesel buses. Two op-eds in the Los Angeles Daily News present alternative viewpoints.
Los Angeles Daily News
April 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
"Every reasonable effort should be made to avoid and minimize construction impacts on pedestrian, bicycle, and bus facilities in Oakland," according to a guidance released by the city of Oakland earlier in 2017.
Transport Oakland
April 10, 2017, 8am PDT
The nation's only state-run cap-and-trade program survived a legal challenge by the California Chamber of Commerce and the libertarian Pacific Legal Foundation when a state court of appeal ruled 2-1 that the program doesn't amount to an illegal tax.
Los Angeles Times
April 9, 2017, 4pm PDT
On April 6, the Senate and Assembly passed a comprehensive transportation funding package that it had been unable to do for years, thanks to much deal-making by Gov. Jerry Brown. The gas tax will increase by 12 cents per gallon on November 1.
Planetizen
April 8, 2017, 9am PDT
If California is going to meet the new, steep emissions reductions required by a law passed last September, one of the most effective strategies will be to promote infill housing, according to a new report from University of California at Berkeley.
Builder
April 8, 2017, 7am PDT
Viewers installed throughout downtown Long Beach gives visitors a glimpse into the city's past.
Modern Cities
April 8, 2017, 5am PDT
Even if newly revised transportation legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders to raise fuel taxes and fees should pass into law, the funding mechanism may not prove sustainable in the long term.
KPCC
April 7, 2017, 12pm PDT
San Diego provides a case study for how bus rapid transit sometimes fails to meet the standards befitting its name.
Voice of San Diego
April 6, 2017, 12pm PDT
As ridership on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Gold Line light rail line continues to grow, duplicative bus lines are suffering.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
April 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
Architects and planners have to work together, as everyone on both sides of the equation knows. Even though the fields often speak the same language, there still seem to be many moments and ideas lost in translation.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
A recent survey found young people are more likely to support development in their neighborhood than their older counterparts in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region.
San Francisco Business Times
April 4, 2017, 9am PDT
In the aftermath of the Measure S vote, members of the Los Angeles City Council have responded by pushing for expediting community plan updates and finding a sustainable source of funding for updating the region's plans.
The Planning Report
April 3, 2017, 12pm PDT
Revised transportation funding legislation is needed to meet California's ballooning infrastructure deficit, but it needs a supermajority to pass, and it contains a fatal flaw for clean air activists.
Streetsblog California
April 3, 2017, 10am PDT
America's tech capital might be great at innovation, but innovation in bike transportation hasn't been a priority. Perhaps that's starting to change.
Next City
April 3, 2017, 9am PDT
Hundreds of thousands of early papers, drawings, and models are included in the Frank Gehry Papers.
Dezeen
April 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
After the defeat of Measure S, Los Angeles Planning Director Vince Bertoni explains how a slew of new planning reforms will help move the city forward.
The Planning Report