Robert Venturi, who died last week at 93, was not an urbanist as such. But in rejecting modernism and bringing honesty to discussions about aesthetics, Venturi deserves a debt of gratitude from planners and other architects alike.
In the year since app-enabled, GPS-enabled motorized scooters first popped up in California cities, the cities have begun to implement regulations that are designed to – depending on your perspective – tame an unregulated nuisance or promote an innovative, efficient form of personal mobility. Or both.
But, the federal Opportunity Zone program promises, according to supporters, to direct tens — and possibly hundreds — of billions of dollars of private investment capital into some of the nation’s most needy communities, including over 800 Census tracts in California.
Pastor acknowledges the urgency of the housing crisis and its relationship with — for better or worse — California’s new politics.
Every topic under the sun can be studied, and enjoyed, in a million different ways, in a million different environments.
A coalition of advocacy groups has filed a quixotic, aggressively worded lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board’s 2017 AB 32 Scoping Plan, claiming in part that its encouragement of VMT reductions and other strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will unduly restrict development of new housing and victimized poor and minority residents of California.
Targets differ by MPO, but they all stick to the original formula of a percentage reduction in per-capita greenhouse gas emissions compared to the 1990 baseline. Generally, the new targets for 2020 are 1-2 percentage points higher than the current targets, and targets for 2035 are 3-4 percentage points higher.
City life always wavers along continua that are bounded by unattainable poles, and so dualities run throughout Building and Dwelling.
An exhibit by Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez at the Museum of Modern Art invokes urban idealism at the same time that it serves as a foil for poverty and deprivation in the megacities of the developing world.
I think I was the only reader in the country unmoved by Evicted, Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning inquiry into the dark heart of America’s eviction crisis
An interview with Seattle Planning Director Sam Assefa for the latest installment of the “Planners Across America” series.
The latest installment of the “Planners Across America” series features New York City Planning Director and Planning Commission Chair Marisa Lago.
Though comprehensive data is hard to find, the proliferation of sober living homes is thought to be particularly intense in coastal California, where the climate and lifestyle are marketed to prospective residents
No one academic discipline is inherently more interesting, more fun, or more professionally valuable than any other.
To an inexperienced or reluctant writer — which describes many college applicants — advice about “voice” is scarcely more useful than merely saying, “Write well.”
Few land use laws captured the public imagination and animated the land use community the way SB 827 did in its three short months on this earth
Honolulu should be the most distinctive city in the country. Instead, Honolulu looks like Houston with volcanoes.
Yelp is one of the few tech companies whose product is linked, intrinsically and immutably, to the real world.