Urban Design

November 10, 2011

Westwood Village Plan Balances Students, Visitors, Businesses, and Public Space

A public symposium held to present the urban design plans for Westwood Village illustrated several debates. Who will take advantage of a redesigned Westwood Village? What role will UCLA have in defining the space? Is a new Metro stop the catalyst for change some claim it to be? A panel of architects, critics, and policy-makers discuss.

April 9, 2018

UCLA’s Michael Storper on Squaring Urbanism & Density

Professor Michael Storper of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs outlines why the broad-brush of SB 827 will likely led to increased displacement and contradictory effects.

August 14, 2017

Learning from Vancouver: Housing Affordability & the Myth of Supply-Side Densification

University of British Columbia's Chair of Urban Design is taking on cities for addressing how they tax land, fund affordable and middle-income housing, and invest in vibrant, sustainable communities.

June 1, 2011

AIA|LA Billboard 2011 Roundtable: Who Arbitrates Design?

The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosted a roundtable to discuss one of the most vexing policy and design questions that face cities: what kind of signage improves a cityscape?

February 27, 2004

Alan Casden: The Absence of Public Leadership Unreasonably Limits Region's Housing Supply

Multi-Family housing developer Alan Casden talks about his latest successs and the battles developers face to construct multi-family housing in the Los Angeles area.

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