Tuesday, June 12, 2007

LABJ, LA Weekly, KCRW Do Real Planning

The conversation about the future of our cityscape that I joined with my Do Real Planning series continues to gather steam.

The Los Angeles Business Journal printed an opinion piece (free registration required) that I wrote about how recent developments in Hollywood crystallize the points laid out in the Planning Department's manifesto (.pdf version available here).

The LA Weekly recently published a provocative cover story arguing, among other things, that the term "smart growth" is being used to cover for the same old "dumb growth" that our city can't afford to keep seeing.

I went on KCRW's Which Way L.A. to discuss growth, planning, and transportation with David Zahniser from the L.A. Weekly, as well as developer Bill Witte and transit-using author Alissa Walker. Curbed L.A. took copious notes. ("Trojan horse", guys.)