A “new city” near the Bay Area has caught the popular imagination, for better or worse. What of “regular” planning?
A roundtable with planners from California’s Central Valley, in advance of the Cal APA conference in Fresno
A well intentioned ballot measure to raise affordable housing funds from big-dollar real estate transfers could kill the housing Los Angeles needs most.
A restaurant critic wonders if they deserve blame for furthering gentrification in San Francisco. It’s an interesting, and utterly counterproductive, question.
Los Angeles needs every type of housing. Mayor Karen Bass doesn’t know that yet.
2022 was an unusually action-packed year in California planning
New public transit lines, extensions, and major upgrades have been opening up all over California lately. CP&DR reviews the impacts of these transformative, and not-so-transformative, projects.
The attorney who is helping developers bring over 4,000 units to Santa Monica nearly overnight shares the nuances of the newly powerful Builder’s Remedy.
This week’s APA conference is located across the street from the “happiest place on earth” — with “place” in very ironic quotes. Here’s what Disneyland, and Disney’s latest “imagineering” efforts mean for planning today.
As California brings the gas-powered car era to a close, let’s remember: It was just awful enough, at just the right moment, to inspire a revolution in land use regulation.
Los Angeles is actually ruled by stasis.
A recent essay advocates for the development of a new city in California to alleviate the state’s housing crisis. The argument needs a few tweaks.
The more excited we get about the virtual world, the more the real world will suffer.
Cities can be open to change and open to new residents, in whatever configuration suits them best. Or they can be closed, choosing to serve their own and hope that other people will find refuge in other places. Neither position bears on a city’s attitude towards peace and love–just on the number who can be loved.
Labels like “YIMBY” and “NIMBY” may be crude—but so what? One of them wants to solve America’s housing crises. The other does not. Un-housed and under-housed people cannot wait for a perfect ideology to come along.
What is it about duplexes that make them such a popular topic? And why did only one CEQA case make the top five legal stories of the year?
An unlikely strip of urbanism in an unlikely place, The BLVD is a model more urban cities in California could learn from.