Developers aim to fast-track big projects in LA

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Los Angeles is still in the midst of a major affordable housing shortage, yet residents will consider a measure in March that would temporarily halt big residential developments. It’s called the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative. Before voters weigh in, some developers are rushing to get their projects approved in places like downtown’s Arts District.

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Guest:
Christopher Hawthorne - Chief Design Officer, Mayor's Office, City of Los Angeles; former architecture critic at the Los Angeles Times - @hawthorneLAT

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy