City Planning

March 7, 2014

Out-of-the-Box City Transportation Manager Gabe Klein Shares DC and Chicago Successes / Failures

The Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti partnered with the Urban Land Institute—LA to present “Progressive Cycles, a Meeting with Gabe Klein” on January 17.

September 19, 2013

Bill Fulton Tasked by Mayor with Reconstituting San Diego City’s Planning Department

San Diego Planning Director Bill Fulton talks community plans and rebuilding a department in the wake of a political shift in the city.

March 4, 2013

Former San Diego Planning Director Bill Anderson on Reviving the City's Planning Department

Former City of San Diego Planning Director Bill Anderson discusses plans by the newly elected Mayor Bob Filner to unmerge the Planning and Development Services department.

August 25, 2019

Sen. Skinner’s SB 330: One-Size Housing Approval Devalues Community Voices

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of SB 330's preemption of local planning and zoning processes and limited public engagement in development decisions.

May 20, 2019

 Sen. Wiener's SB 50 Prompts Filing of Constitutional Amendment

TPR presents the text of the Workforce Housing and Neighborhood Protection Act, a recently filed amendment to the California state constitution to address the roles that both state and local governments have in incenting the production of affordable housing.

May 15, 2019

Gerhard Mayer: U.S. Urban Planning Needs Complete Paradigm Shift

Acclaimed architect Gerhard Mayer discusses how the suburban model of American housing came to be, outlining how cities in Europe and Asia have embraced design-level thinking to develop livable, dense urban communities.

November 30, 2018

NYC Planning Director on Linking Rezoning & Neighborhood Planning to Build Housing and Create Jobs

New York Planning Director Marisa Lago offers a unique and thoughtful perspective on how a city as dynamic as New York can prepare for a rapidly changing future.

November 13, 2018

Detroit's Resurgence from Rustbelt Decline: Architect Steven Lewis on City Planning & Equitable Development

R. Steven Lewis shares his experience with Detroit's redevelopment efforts as former Design Director for Central Detroit.

August 27, 2018

City Planning Director Bertoni on the Promise & Status of re:code LA

In the first part of a two-part interview, Vince Bertoni updates readers on how the city's new zoning code is being implemented to community plans.

July 31, 2017

The 'Art of the Possible': Santa Monica's New Downtown Community Plan

Santa Monica Mayor Ted Winterer and Mayor pro Tem Gleam Davis explain how the new Downtown Community Plan balances new growth, housing affordability, and the feel of the small city.

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