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
Post-pandemic, some California downtowns are up. Some are way down…
Crenshaw Line brings mass transit to the center of LA’s Black community.
A well intentioned ballot measure to raise affordable housing funds from big-dollar real estate transfers could kill the housing Los Angeles needs most.
Even as cities strain under the weight of new housing regulations, legislators are trying new ideas and resurrecting old ones.
Review of How Big Things Get Done, by Bent Flyvbjerg.
A restaurant critic wonders if they deserve blame for furthering gentrification in San Francisco. It’s an interesting, and utterly counterproductive, question.
Housing advocates are lawyering up to force Bay Area cities to produce more housing.
Coming just days after the region’s RHNA deadline the lawsuits suggest pitched battle ahead over the Bay Area’s housing targets — and maybe even a Builder’s Remedy battle or two.
Attempting to ease tensions between cities and the state, HCD is given out the planning equivalent of gold stars.
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
California desperately needs housing, but inflation and interest rates may hinder production.
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.
But measures calling for increased housing development potential met decidedly mixed results.