LAX is always under construction or renovation –in sometimes valiant, sometimes halfhearted, usually halting attempts to spruce up L.A.’s “nine terminals linked by a traffic jam.” It’s one traffic jam that may finally end.
Many architects would kill to get a building on Architectural Record’s list of 125 Top Buildings. But big cities can learn a few things from the landscapes of small-town America too.
Houston has a few new high-rises and plenty of California-style mid-rises, but the townhouse has become the dominant new typology. With coverage from the Houston Chronicle.
In Los Angeles County a new unintended consequence has arisen that, though it might prove great for the county, probably has Jarvis spinning in his grave.
As California cities agonize over how to house everyone, they are missing out on a typology with countless reasons to recommend it.
Donald Trump invokes the darkest days of urban decay and crime to appeal to his base. The facts speak to an urban triumph that has led to greater national prosperity and higher standards of living for tens of millions of Americans.
I think of renters expansively, as more than just parties who signed a piece of paper. Renters are demographic group, and an enormous one at that.
Why Westsiders needs to stop worrying and learn how to love the train.
Minimum wage increases don’t mean much if housing supply does not increase.
urking behind every data point and every policy are forces like curiosity, relationships, open-ness, diversity, civic self-image, and values. These factors are often disregarded by short-sighted wonks and bureaucrats not because they’re not crucial but because they aren’t easily quantified.
Where the Falcon 9 goes, they don’t need roads. But Hyperloops still need rights of way.
Focusing on how home-sharing sites are worsening L.A.’s rental market is diverting us from addressing much bigger housing problems
As of last month, Silicon Beach can officially blame themselves for some of this housing crisis.
It turns out that two of the world’s biggest proponents of smart growth are Catholic.
San Vicente is, by any measure, one of Los Angeles’ great commercial streets and a hub of which any neighborhood would be proud. But attractiveness alone does not a complete community make.
The answer in Los Angeles is not fewer bars, but more of them; not tighter, costlier regulations, but looser ones; not suspicious neighbors, but friendlier ones.
Los Angeles’ population is, after 100 or so years of development, just about equal with the city’s maximum allowable population.
“Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change,” a photo exhibition about sea-level rise and the fate of cities at the Annenberg Space for Photograph in Los Angeles, remind[s] us that the disaster has already arrived.