If these communities are going to, at the same time, decry the invasion of newcomers and oppose most development, then they face but one option: they must promote development elsewhere.
The Office of Planning and Research has released long-awaited CEQA guidelines that, by many accounts, promise to revolutionize the way developers and lead agencies measure the transportation impacts of projects under the California Environmental Quality Act.
For all the theorizing about Blade Runner, it’s worth asking not what Scott was saying about the future of Los Angeles (or of cities in general) but rather why he chose Los Angeles in the first place.
Tech giant plans huge campus near Diridon Station in Downtown San Jose.
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.