60% of Orange County cities challenge their targets, which are much higher than last time around
Already an epic-scale tragedy, California’s wildfires–consuming a record 4 million acres this year–are effectively shrinking the amount of land available for housing and prompting planners to make tough choices between growth and safety
Does the Embarcadero Institute’s push to lower the state’s housing need from 2 million to 1 million really change anything?
Southern California and Bay Area MPOs must get more aggressive to meet RHNA goals and SB 375 goals.
OPR issues guidelines for implementing SB 1000, which requires local governments to address EJ directly in planning for the first time
Leslie Kern’s new book Feminist City will likely ring familiar with women planners — and provide male planners crucial insights for making cities more welcoming and equitable for everyone
CP&DR welcomes a panel of Black planners to share their personal perspectives on the current historical moment and on the future of planning in the era of Black Lives Matter.
I can’t speak for disadvantaged communities directly, but we know that many residents are wary of development, even though housing is short tens of thousands of units in Los Angeles and millions of units across the state.
CP&DR Editor Bill Fulton speaks with Contributing Editor Josh Stephens about his new book, The Urban Mystique: Notes on California, Los Angeles, and Beyond.
A cliche about art is that it is supposed to help people see the world differently. Christo literally made the world look different.
Low-cost transformation of streets to public — and restaurant — spaces may help enliven city neighborhoods and revive their sales tax bases
Many armchair planners are trying to blame the virus crisis on density. Real planners shouldn’t let them get away with it.
Many elements of great, but forbidden, urbanism are on display in a bygone version of Los Angeles
Visual depictions of projects remain an issue — though accessibility might actually be improved for some. Brown Act has been loosened for the duration of COVID-19
Even entitled buildings won’t be built unless they have financing
We’re supposed to hate Solvang’s kitsch. But it’s got great bones — for several blocks in all directions
In Golden Gates, Conor Dougherty chronicles the rise of the YIMBY movement and California’s battle over housing — with the aplomb of an East Bay skateboarder
A typical jumble of land-use measures — but they suggest California’s future direction