News Articles From December 2014 – January 2015

From LA Daily News:

Village at Westfield Topanga reaches a milestone

“The complex will be the first in the West Valley to be based on a pedestrian-friendly open-air environment rather than a climate-controlled enclosed mall.”

http://www.dailynews.com/business/20150124/village-at-westfield-topanga-reaches-a-milestone

From The Atlantic CityLab:

In Los Angeles, Density That Doesn’t Overwhelm

“With their new housing project, Blackbirds, an architect and developer strive for a sensitive way to build up a low-slung city.”

http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/12/in-los-angeles-density-that-doesnt-overwhelm/383798/

From The Atlantic CityLab:

7 Design Lessons From the World’s Most Gorgeous BRT Stations

“The United States has a lot to learn about quality bus-rapid transit, and great station design is toward the top of that lesson plan.”

http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/01/7-design-lessons-from-the-worlds-most-gorgeous-brt-stations/384773/

From Urbanful:

The New Wonder Drug? Cycling, Some Advocates Say

“Cyclists are ready to let you in on a little secret: cycling makes both you and your community happier and healthier. That’s right: cycling has positive impacts even on non-cyclists.”

http://urbanful.org/2014/10/24/new-wonder-drug-cycling-advocates-say/

From LA Times:

L.A. County office market perks up as vacancy falls and rents rise

“Growing companies in Los Angeles County ramped up demand for office space in the fourth quarter, demonstrating that more businesses are confident about their prospects.”

http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-property-report-office-20150108-story.html

From StreetsBlog LA:

Metro Regional Bike Share Expected To Open In Downtown L.A. In 2016

“Metro is moving forward with its regional bike share system, expected to debut in downtown Los Angeles in about a year.”

http://la.streetsblog.org/2015/01/08/metro-regional-bike-share-expected-to-open-in-downtown-l-a-in-2016/

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