Weekly Round-Up: NEWS

The Fifth and Flower Fumble
Loss of Key Regional Connector Station Raises Worries in Downtown

By Ryan Vaillancourt, LosAngelesDowntownNews.com

Friday, November 12, 2010 4:08 PM PST

Read article: http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2010/11/12/news/doc4cddcc04e04ae416534247.txt

Good news/bad news for light rail in Los Angeles- Metro approves one of four regional connector routes for final study, but a potentially critical station has been eliminated from the plans as a cost saving measure.

The New New Urbanists

Los Angeles’s high school of urban planning welcomes its freshman class

By Nate Berg, MetropolisMag.com

November 17, 2010

Read article: http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20101117/the-new-new-urbanists

The East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy of Urban Planning and Design takes the initiative to introduce the next generation to urban planning.

Sustainable Housing, 30/10 and Public Transit in LA

By Joel Epstein, The Huffington Post

November 18, 2010 11:00 AM

Read article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-epstein/sustainable-housing-3010-_b_785213.html

Epstein offers a firsthand perspective on the discussions that took place at Wednesday’s Mayoral Sustainable Housing and Transportation Summit. The strong line-up of panelists addressed 30/10, transit oriented development, and the future of LA.

Can We Ditch Our Cars and Embrace High-Speed Rail?

By Callie Miller, laist.com

November 14, 2010

Read post http://laist.com/2010/11/14/can_we_ditch_our_cars_and_embrace_h.php

The idea of transforming LA into a mass transit Mecca is daunting. Miller offers a look into the future of transit through the eyes of cityLAB.

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