A controversial bill that would force cities throughout California to build denser housing hit a wall last week.
May. 20from Greater LA
SB 50, the controversial housing bill championed by California State Senator Scott Wiener, has been shelved for debate until next year.
May. 17from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The Jordan Downs housing project in Watts has a long history dating back to the 1940s. It’s currently undergoing a billion dollar redevelopment.
Jackie Goldberg won an open seat to the LA Unified School District school board this week.
May. 16from Greater LA
There’s a $14 billion renovation going on right now at LAX, and the city is adding a whole new expansion plan on top of that with an eye towards the 2028 Olympics.
May. 15from Greater LA
Getting to LAX, from anywhere in the region, can be a big hassle, and for years there’s been criticism of public transport options.
In Boyle Heights, local activists have been trying to get rid of art galleries as a way to fight gentrification.
May. 13from Greater LA
The population of Texas is growing at an almost astonishing rate.
May. 10from KCRW Features
Patrick and Dava McCoy live in Mission Viejo, in a five-bedroom suburban tract home that used to feel much more spacious.
May. 9from KCRW Features
California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.
May. 8from Design and Architecture
There are 306 residential hotels in the City of LA, containing 10,150 rooms, mostly occupied by low-income tenants.
May. 6from Greater LA
In a win for tenant rights groups, The Santa Barbara City Council has moved towards a ‘just cause’ eviction ordinance and voted 6-1 to require landlords to offer one-year leases to…
Apr. 26from The 805
Senate Bill 50 would force Los Angeles to allow more housing near public transportation.
Apr. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others a necessity.
Apr. 23from NPR
Relly Brown’s ground-floor apartment near MacArthur Park still resembles the hotel room it once was: four walls, no kitchen and a mattress that takes up half the floor.
Apr. 15from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In February, at an event in downtown Los Angeles, a group of architects and developers gathered to show off architectural models and renderings.
Mar. 29from KCRW Features
The language we use to refer to people can reflect our attitudes toward them. Think: “undocumented immigrant” versus “illegal alien.”
Mar. 27from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
One year ago, LA’s City Council promised to support 222 units of homeless housing in every district by July 2020. Halfway to the deadline, progress varies greatly district to district.
Mar. 27from KCRW Features
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.
Mar. 20from 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.
Mar. 19from Design and Architecture