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Downtown Los Angeles: Made in the 2010s
A decade that transformed the region's core.
February 2, 2020 by Staff
Neighborhood in Focus: Hollywood
...a neighborhood with a name and reputation that precedes itself
October 14, 2019 by Staff
LA’s Emerging Business Hubs
"Over the coming decade, these trends will reorient the city around business clusters only hazily defined at this time."
March 14, 2019 by Staff
Metro Doesn't Need to Tunnel Through the Sepulveda Pass
"Metro has laid out six workable alternatives, but there may be a cheaper option that avoids the construction of a costly tunnel beneath the Santa Monica Mountains."
June 26, 2018 by Staff
L.A. Urbanized: The Sparks of Downtown LA’s Boom
What launched DTLA's transformation?
April 30, 2018 by Staff
L.A. Urbanized: The Making of Los Angeles as a Global City
"Los Angeles in the late-twentieth century experienced a sudden burst of international immigration...that served to redefine the city."
April 23, 2018 by Staff
L.A. Urbanized: The Several "Revitalizations" of Downtown Los Angeles
A series of failed attempts at revival set the stage for a Downtown that could serve as the economic and cultural center of the region.
April 16, 2018 by Staff
L.A. Urbanized: Local Growth Politics and Development Patterns
"For much of LA’s history, that sense of vision for the region centered around boundless growth...[but] At a certain point during the 1970s and ‘80s, however, this set of ideals was largely turned on its head in the public discourse..."
April 9, 2018 by Staff
L.A. Urbanized: Introduction
"Los Angeles is transforming before our very eyes.... This series of articles will attempt to address the why and the so what related to the city’s transformation."
April 2, 2018 by Staff
Effort to Accelerate 28 Transit Projects Should Focus on L.A.'s Urban Core
Metro should build complete lines, rather than the current phased approach.
October 10, 2017 by Staff
Downtown Apartment Glut Provides Lesson on Supply and Demand
Recent reports point to a 12 percent vacancy rate in new apartments, but that number doesnt tell the whole story.
October 9, 2017 by Steven Sharp
What's Behind L.A. Metro Rail's High Operating Costs?
By some metrics, L.A.'s rail network is the most expensive in the United States.
September 14, 2017 by Staff
L.A.’s Olympics Deal Probably Doesn’t Mean Much for Los Angeles Transit
The region's transit expansion will occur parallel to - but not in tandem with - the return of the Olympics.
August 7, 2017 by Scott Frazier
Los Angeles Should Ignore Elon Musk and Build Subway Tunnels to Relieve Traffic
It's worked for every other major city in the world.
July 20, 2017 by Staff
Looking at Metro's Options for Fixing Flower Street
Metro considers reconstructing Blue and Expo Line tracks to prevent delays.
July 18, 2017 by Scott Frazier
Reviewing Metro’s New Local Return Floor Alternatives
With millions of local return dollars on the line, there is lots of wrangling over how to distribute funding.
June 13, 2017 by Scott Frazier
How Could Metro Improve Its Gold Line Extension Plans?
$6 billion is available for a two pronged extension east from Atlantic Station.
June 1, 2017 by Scott Frazier
How Los Angeles can maximize the value of the Union Station run-through tracks
Los Angeles should modernize Metrolink to maximize the value of the Link US project.
May 31, 2017 by Staff
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