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Housing and Development

If you have driven by the intersection of Sunset and Western over the last few years you may have noticed a yellow-wrapped, half-finished big box.

from Design and Architecture

The creation of place is as much about the social experience as the physical, especially when it comes to home. And home to many means the company of a pet.

from Design and Architecture

Almost every residential development in downtown aims to attract pet owners, and doggie businesses outnumber those aimed at children.

Downtown dog owners; Soul of a Nation

Almost every residential development in downtown aims to attract pet owners, and doggie businesses outnumber those aimed at children.

from Design and Architecture

Remember that giant homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River last year?

Year-long investigation into OC homeless shelters finds appalling conditions

Remember that giant homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River last year?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If you’ve ever had to search for a place to rent, you know the phrase: “no pets allowed.”

LA County pushes for pet-friendly housing

If you’ve ever had to search for a place to rent, you know the phrase: “no pets allowed.”

from Design and Architecture

What’s it like to be a Target store that was never completed?

Meet Target Husk, the half-built big-box store with a mind of its own

What’s it like to be a Target store that was never completed?

from Design and Architecture

It’s a big week for art in Los Angeles. The city will be hosting six art fairs.

Do international art fairs benefit LA -- or bring gentrification?

It’s a big week for art in Los Angeles. The city will be hosting six art fairs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The State of California has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the city.

California targets Huntington Beach as housing scofflaw

The State of California has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the city.

from KCRW Features

Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today.

Takeaways from Gov. Newsom’s first State of the State

Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Volunteers with L.A.'s annual homeless count are looking for children living in shelters and on the streets.

How many babies are homeless? No one knows

Volunteers with L.A.'s annual homeless count are looking for children living in shelters and on the streets.

from KCRW Features

What if former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz runs for president as an independent, and then none of the three candidates reached the 270 electoral college threshold to win?

Gov. Newsom sues Huntington Beach for not creating enough affordable housing

What if former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz runs for president as an independent, and then none of the three candidates reached the 270 electoral college threshold to win?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Planners are calling Minneapolis the most radical city in America, after a vote to allow duplexes and triplexes to be built on lots previously zoned for only single-family homes.

A radical act of rezoning; UK prepares for Brexit

Planners are calling Minneapolis the most radical city in America, after a vote to allow duplexes and triplexes to be built on lots previously zoned for only single-family homes.

from Design and Architecture

Is Minneapolis the most radical city in America right now?

Minneapolis is upzoning, and LA should pay attention

Is Minneapolis the most radical city in America right now?

from Design and Architecture

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants L.A. and other cities to build more housing, and he’s using a carrot and stick approach. The carrot: $500 million to cities that reach their goals.

Gov. Newsom’s budget punishes cities for not building new housing

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants L.A. and other cities to build more housing, and he’s using a carrot and stick approach. The carrot: $500 million to cities that reach their goals.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The state’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, called for a “California for all” in his inauguration speech this week.

A “Marshall Plan” for homelessness

The state’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, called for a “California for all” in his inauguration speech this week.

from Design and Architecture

Approximately 50,000 people are experiencing homelessness in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

Homelessness strains compassion for some Los Angeles residents

Approximately 50,000 people are experiencing homelessness in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Christmas Day, many people will be at home with loved ones. But what kind of home exactly?

Home in LA, from the tent to the gigamansion

On Christmas Day, many people will be at home with loved ones. But what kind of home exactly?

from Design and Architecture

The Gilded Age of the late 19th century produced vast estates, built by powerful families and inspired by the châteaux and mansions of Europe.

Gigamansions and the new Gilded Age

The Gilded Age of the late 19th century produced vast estates, built by powerful families and inspired by the châteaux and mansions of Europe.

from Design and Architecture

Since its founding LA has been selling lifestyle and better living.

Lessons for affordable housing from the modern dome tent

Since its founding LA has been selling lifestyle and better living.

from Design and Architecture

State officials say we’re about 3.5 million homes short of what we need. Lacking supply and high demand is what’s driving up housing prices in cities like LA.

A new push to build more housing near transit in California

State officials say we’re about 3.5 million homes short of what we need. Lacking supply and high demand is what’s driving up housing prices in cities like LA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand