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Re: Los Angeles

Postby Anondson » September 4th, 2015, 1:17 pm

LA's underground cycling gangs, an off shoot of Critical Mass rides.

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/ ... os-angeles

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » September 8th, 2015, 8:29 am

From NY Times, "A Los Angeles Plan to Reshape the Streetscape Sets Off Fears of Gridlock"

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/08/us/a- ... l?src=recg

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » October 16th, 2015, 12:17 pm

A couple snapshots of areas around Metro stations.
Parking lots turning into TOD: http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2015/1 ... nt/410590/

One more link. If you're interested in LA urban development in general, reading Chris Hawthorne (LA Times) is a great place to start: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la ... staff.html

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby Nick » November 8th, 2015, 3:43 pm

LA hasn't had a new office tower in 25 years?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/reale ... fices.html

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby Minnehahaha » December 13th, 2015, 12:29 am

Great idea, except for one thing.. Frank Gehry??? God no...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles ... a-drought/

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » January 17th, 2016, 11:18 pm

twincitizen wrote:If you're interested in LA urban development in general, reading Chris Hawthorne (LA Times) is a great place to start: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la ... staff.html
I've mentioned Hawthorne before. Here's a recent Q&A about a "post-suburban LA": http://www.archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=8400

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » February 17th, 2016, 10:54 pm

Marc Maron's guide to the (rapidly gentrifying) Highland Park neighborhood: http://www.laweekly.com/arts/marc-maron ... rk-4821283

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » February 21st, 2016, 5:15 pm

NYTimes: 36 hours in Pasadena
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016 ... ornia.html

Of note, LA recently hired away Pasadena's planning director. I applied for a low-level planning job in Pasadena last year, kind of as a shot in the dark. Perhaps because of turnover in the department, I didn't even get the generic rejection email for like 5 months

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » April 16th, 2016, 12:55 pm

LA mayor answers backlash to 'mega-developments' with plan of his own (hiring more planners): http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/04/13/595 ... evelopmen/


LA takes step toward legalizing "bootlegged" apartments: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby Tiller » June 22nd, 2016, 6:42 am

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editoria ... story.html

So LA may potentially permanently extend their sales tax and hike it from .5% to 1%.

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » June 23rd, 2016, 7:28 am

Draft EIS for LAX to Metro connection: http://thesource.metro.net/2016/06/22/d ... il-to-lax/

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby at40man » June 23rd, 2016, 1:58 pm

Was just out in Los Angeles this past weekend. Bike and pedestrian culture had a lot of catch-up to do, but it is getting better each time I visit! One of my friends who lives there bikes to work because it is quicker than driving -- hopefully others come to the same conclusion!

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » June 30th, 2016, 8:34 am

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ar ... story.html

"Skyslide" and observation deck added to US Bank Tower. Also includes general musings about downtown, office buildings, urbanism, etc.

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » August 19th, 2016, 11:35 am

Vexit: Some Venice Beach residents want to split off from City of LA
http://la.curbed.com/2016/8/18/12528616 ... eles-vexit

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Re: Los Angeles

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby Didier » September 4th, 2016, 3:52 pm

http://ktla.com/2016/09/03/workers-plac ... est-coast/

Wilshire Grand Tower in downtown Los Angeles is now the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby Anondson » September 16th, 2016, 9:02 pm

The Metro extension to the Santa Monica beach is being called a success.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/m ... ica-929739

Weekend ridership numbers of people riding to the beach has doubled in a few months.

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby twincitizen » September 17th, 2016, 4:05 pm

LA's historic Memorial Coliseum in the spotlight once again:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html

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Re: Los Angeles

Postby mister.shoes » September 22nd, 2016, 8:40 am

Seems LA has as much debate about density and growth as anyone:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/22/us/in ... prawl.html
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