Now, as California’s urban resurgence continue apace, several cities are considering reconstructive surgery.
The all-time championship of uncertainty, politicking, and contentiousness surrounding a Los Angeles sports team goes to none other than the Dodgers.
Honesty and compromise remain admirable values and effective political tools — especially on the local level where policymakers, community members, and activists are literally rubbing elbows with each other.
In a city that remains famously horizontal, it’s fun to get excited about something vertical.
A few weeks ago, Richard Florida assured me and a roomful of other journalists that “not everything is a neoliberal plot.” Tell it to Peter Moskowitz.
For all their popularity, setbacks have little basis in engineering or architecture. They are simply regulatory whims.
Among the grandiose promises, half-truths, and outright whoppers that sponsors of Measure S proffered, one of the most consistent messages concerned the depravity of real estate developers.
Ontario Ranch is but the most massive of a new generation of large master planned communities that are in various stages of development statewide. Technically, Ontario Ranch is an annexation, consisting of nine master-planned communities that are enormous — on the order of several thousand residential units — in their own right.
Measure S, on the March 7 citywide ballot, is by many accounts the apotheosis of so-called ballot-box planning – for better or worse.
Deportation is — to say the least — the most perverse way to solve a housing crisis.
Richard Florida’s forthcoming book, The New Urban Crisis, will likely elicit one of two responses.
Today, many cities, and perhaps Florida himself, have become victims of their own success.
Nasty as it sounds, Green Acres ‘Farm’ in Kern County is an apt symbol of the symbiosis between rural and urban areas.
This year, while NIMBY’s were tittering about LULU’s, the “drill baby drill” crowd was marshaling its forces.
A permit for gas pumps at mixed use project in Sacramento has led to a protracted legal battle and a rare lawsuit against a city.
Last month, the Fresno City Council approved a package of plans and regulations for greater downtown Fresno, including the urban core and surrounding neighborhoods.
If Donald Trump threatens to pull the nation back into the past, I suggest that California remains — as ever — its future.
While the presidential race has put the charms of federalism on full display, direct democracy has never been more robust than it is in California this election cycle. In jurisdictions of all sizes, Californians face the biggest crop of land-use ballot measures in years.