Weekly Round-Up: NEWS

Top city planners try to do more with less
By Rick Orlov, Daily News- Los Angeles, 11/21/2010
Read Article: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_16675820

LoGrande seeks efficiency and streamlining while placing community involvement and neighborhoods at the forefront of Los Angeles planning strategy.

A Long Road to Development Reform
Published: LA Downtown News, 11/26/2010
Read Article: http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2010/11/26/opinion/doc4ceda2e10084b002668395.txt

Los Angeles Downtown News offers this opinion piece on untangling the bureaucracy of planning and development in Los Angeles.

The Future of Los Angeles as ‘Multiple Cities in One’
Los Angeles City Planner Michael LoGrande and Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discuss city planning.
By Kristi Kellogg, EagleRockPatch, 12/2/2010
Read Article: http://eaglerock.patch.com/articles/the-future-of-los-angeles-as-multiple-cities-in-one

Occidental College hosted a discussion on the vision for LA this Wednesday. LoGrande, Hawthorne, faculty, students and residents exchanged ideas for making Los Angeles a more livable city.

Intersections: The South Los Angeles Report
Urban economics: the mystery of industrial vacancy in South Los Angeles
By Eddie North-Hager, Leimert Park Beat-funded by Spot.us, 12-3-2010
Read Article: http://www.intersectionssouthla.org/index.php/story/urban_economics_the_mystery_of_industrial_vacancy_in_south_los_angeles/

Eddie North-Hager provides this compelling story to remove misconceptions about South Los Angeles and reveal an area ripe for investment.



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