Mott Smith is a co-founder and principal of the planning and development firm of Civic Enterprise, and a member of the boar of directors of the Council of Infill Builders. He was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to a "working group," to rethink parking in Los Angeles.
State senator Scott Wiener has taken the fight over housing to where it hurts: single family neighborhoods.
Apr. 17, 2018from Design and Architecture
Saul Gonzalez hosts a live panel discussion about what happens as many working-class areas in Los Angeles gentrify and housing costs rise.
Oct. 11, 2017from There Goes the Neighborhood
We find out what the no vote on Measure S means for the future of LA’s skyline and the future of downtown.
Mar. 8, 2017from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
While a dispute between China and the US means tariffs and perhaps fewer imports, there’s another potential jobs killer at the Port of LA: automation.
May. 13from Greater LA
We visit a job fair in South LA set up for transgender people who often face unemployment and workplace discrimination and harassment.
May. 14from Greater LA
Public pensions are eating away at California’s future, and a misguided legal precedent is making the situation worse.
Apr. 11from Zócalo's Connecting California
People in Venezuela are struggling to get food, water, and medicine, and power is intermittent.
May. 7from Greater LA
There’s been an outpouring of grief and of tributes to Hussle in the days since he died. Daniel Hernandez has been covering the story for the website LA Taco. He says one of the…
Apr. 3from KCRW Features
The “Bethel effect” – named after a local church – is transforming the city of Redding in a way that even non-Christians can appreciate.
Apr. 4from Zócalo's Connecting California
California has over 500,000 green jobs, with tens of thousands coming directly from state initiatives.
Apr. 23from KCRW Features
There was a time when LAX wasn’t the unwieldy beast that it’s become. We hear about those days from 93-year-old Ethel Pattison, the airport’s oldest continuously working employee.
May. 15from Greater LA
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