Economist Jerry Nickelsburg advocates long-term planning that accounts for transportation and housing policy, as well as for creating incentives for more mass transit use.
Ethan Elkind writes that not only have parking policies failed to improve mobility, they’ve made housing less affordable and hurt the environment.
Three urban planning professors note that L.A. has more land, and land value, than development, so a small land tax could raise more money for affordable housing.
As these communities rapidly gentrify, spurred in part by extension of the region’s rail network, soaring rents are pushing out the newest generation of immigrants and threatening their businesses.
Minimum parking requirements — rules that are imposed on developers of apartment buildings, among other builders, to provide parking spaces for their tenants — are partly to blame for the crisis in affordable housing in cities like Los Angeles.
Herbie Huff notes that dynamic tolling, which varies toll prices to sync with demand, is a far cheaper option for easing congestion than adding lanes to freeways.
The show marks 10 years of influential research from UCLA’s urban planning and architecture think tank.
Architecture professor Thom Mayne says that adding density around Wilshire Boulevard could accommodate 1 million new people in Los Angeles while promoting sustainability.
New reports show how to add 1.5 million people to the county while preserving the vast majority of the area’s character and staying lower density than Manhattan.
UCLA urban planners create an interactive mapping tool to analyze whether developments near Los Angeles light-rail and subway projects displace people.
Two urban planners at UCLA have taken a close look at the effects of cultural revitalization on two adjoining, but vastly different areas in downtown Los Angeles.
UCLA Luskin study says that there aren’t enough parks for senior citizens and those that exist don’t do enough to accommodate them, especially in low-income areas.
Sixteen urban planning students from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs worked on a research project to assist and inform Mexico City officials and their consultant on ways to improve life in Tacubaya.
The Urban planning professor emeritus will play a role in the development of one of the nation's most important transportation terminals.
The government’s use of land regulations and zoning laws has acted as a de facto form of segregation that keeps lower-income people from moving into more affluent areas.
Jon Christensen asserts that in analyzing the results of Proposition 84, which allocated more than $5 billion to parks and environmental resources, it’s clear that benefits come when priorities are clearly defined.
The head of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate talks about the impact of the $1.86 billion, 80,000-seat NFL stadium and 6,000-seat performance venue now under construction in Inglewood.
Students are taught about extinction in classrooms, but it’s their direct experience with nature that is rapidly disappearing, warns Peter Kareiva, director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
Law professor Ethan Elkind writes that politics drove the decision to extend the Gold Line into the San Gabriel Valley, where low-density neighborhoods would have been served better by bus rapid transit.
Cuff took part in a Zócalo Public Square 'In the Green Room' interview before joining a panel discussion on gentrification in Los Angeles.
Hecht is part of a group of 50 scholars and scientists addressing the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative that pledges to make all 10 campuses carbon neutral by 2025.
Law professor Ethan Elkind writes that more must be done to improve bus service, including lowering fares, while encouraging more housing development along new rail lines.
Roy will serve as the inaugural director of the new UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy, which launches in February.
“Revision” allows anyone to aggregate data from various public and private sources to create a complete picture of neighborhood change.
Architecture professor Dana Cuff writes that high-density housing near mass transit is exactly the type of development Los Angeles officials should be encouraging to try to alleviate the housing crunch.