July 2015 News Articles

From Governing.com:

How Miami Fought Gentrification and Won (for Now)

“Unlike other rapidly growing cities, Miami doesn’t regulate building heights.”

http://www.governing.com/columns/urban-notebook/gov-miami-gentrification.html

From The San Fernando Valley Business Journal:

Council Backs Valley Transit Projects

“The projects are a replacement of the Orange Line busway with rail; putting a light rail system on Van Nuys Boulevard to connect the Sylmar Metrolink station with Ventura Boulevard; and connecting the Valley with West Los Angeles by burrowing a train tunnel through the Santa Monica Mountains and down the Sepulveda Pass.”

http://www.sfvbj.com/news/2015/jul/17/council-backs-valley-transit-projects/

From The Atlantic CityLab:

Where and Why Walking or Biking to Work Makes a Difference

“An active commute matters, wherever you live.”

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2015/07/where-and-why-walking-or-biking-to-work-makes-a-difference/398891/?utm_source=nl__link1_072015

From 89.3 KPCC:

LA bus system revamp proposal: More frequent rides over smaller area

“A Blue Ribbon Committee convened by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has proposed increasing bus frequency for most of the system at no extra cost by cutting service on some of the less-used lines.”

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/07/13/53095/la-bus-system-revamp-proposal-more-frequent-rides/

From KCET:

$1.3 Billion L.A. River Habitat Restoration Plan Unanimously Approved in D.C.

“The ongoing efforts to revitalize the L.A. River reached another milestone today, as the $1.3 billion river habitat restoration plan outlined by the city was unanimously approved this morning by the Civil Works Review Board of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington D.C.”

http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/lariver/confluence/river-notes/la-river-restoration-plan-unanimously-approved-in-dc.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=kcet

June News Articles

From The Huffington Post:

How In-Town Development Produces Less Traffic Than You Might Think

“To control for external influences on automobile trip generation rates, ITE requires data be collected at isolated, single-use sites that are neither served by transit nor typically accessed on foot or by bicycle.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/f-kaid-benfield/how-in-town-development-p_b_7564744.html

From LA Daily News:

PHOTOS: Grateful Hearts Food and Music Festival in Woodland Hills

Check out some of photos of the event!

http://photos.dailynews.com/2015/06/photos-grateful-hearts-food-music-festival-in-woodland-hills-2/#1

From The Valley Vantage:

Valley Beach Bus Rolling Out

“The County’s Beach Bus through Topanga Canyon to
local beaches has started its summer service.”

Page 1 from The Valley Vantage vol. 31, no. 18

From CityLab:

The Age of Every Building in Los Angeles, Mapped

“Using open data from local governments, built: LA visualizes the age of roughly 3 million buildings across L.A. County constructed between 1890 and 2008.”

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/05/the-age-of-every-building-in-los-angeles-mapped/394331/?utm_source=SFTwitter

From Urbanize LA:

LA Streetcar Project Moves to Next Phase

“The proposed 3.8-mile route would run in mixed traffic between the Civic Center and South Park neighborhoods along Broadway, 1st, 11th, 7th, Figueroa and Hills Streets.  Unlike the Metro Rail system, which connects Downtown Los Angeles with adjacent neighborhoods and cities, the streetcar would provide function as a local circulator for residents and visitors.”

http://urbanize.la/post/la-streetcar-project-moves-next-phase

From StreetsBlog LA:

Some Perspective On How Angelenos Are Driving Less

“In 2002, the average city resident drove 11.9 miles each day. By 2013, that daily Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) has declined to about 10.8 miles each day.”

http://la.streetsblog.org/2015/06/22/some-perspective-on-how-angelenos-are-driving-less/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+streetsblogla+%28Streetsblog+LA%29

From Vox:

Once seniors are too old to drive, our transportation system totally fails them

‘”This is an unintended consequence of car-oriented planning,” Stafford says. “We thought we were creating ideal communities for young families, but weren’t thinking what it’d all look like 30 years down the road.”‘

http://www.vox.com/2015/6/12/8768827/seniors-aging-car-driving

Los Angeles Magazine features Warner Center

Warner Center is featured in the June, 2015 issue of Los Angeles Magazine!

In “L.A. on the Verge”, Warner Center is spotlighted as one of the transforming communities that are creating a vibrant new Los Angeles. Even Michael Woo, former LA City Councilman and current Dean of the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona, notes that people are thinking differently about Warner Center!

Please click HERE to read the article (click on “The Valley” to read the Warner Center coverage).

 

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