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Touring Los Angeles, California Through a Toxic Lens

by Marisol Maciel-Cervantes

When visiting Los Angeles, one of the first things that often comes to mind is taking a tour of Hollywood or Beverly Hills. But what about opting for a Toxic Tour instead? The Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)... Read article

Plans to Revitalize Los Angeles’ Jordan Downs now in Jeopardy over Federal Money

by Marisol Maciel-Cervantes

In March of 2014, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) learned that it would not receive a $30-million Choice Neighborhoods federal grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Devel... Read article

Will Metro’s TOD Projects Gentrify Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles?

by Marisol Maciel-Cervantes

In December of 2013, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) issued separate Request for Proposals (RFPs) for three Metro-owned sites in Boyle Heights. Since then, Metro has announced sev... Read article

Re:Code LA Provides the First Update to Los Angeles’ Zoning Code in Sixty Years

by Marisol Maciel-Cervantes

The last time the City of Los Angeles updated its zoning code was when it was first adopted in 1946. Now, more than sixty years later, the zoning code has grown from an 84-page pamphlet to a book spanning more than 6... Read article

Los Angeles’ Health Atlas Spurs General Plans’ Adoption of Health & Wellness

by Marisol Maciel-Cervantes

In June of 2013, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa released the Health Atlas for the City of Los Angeles. The document was the first step to better understanding the areas within the City of Los Angeles that are curr... Read article

A Closer Look at Why South Los Angeles Did Not Become a Promise Zone

by Marisol Maciel-Cervantes

When one hears or reads the words, "South Los Angeles," more often than not, a negative stigma is associated with this geographical location. Drugs, high crime rates, and poverty almost immediately come to mind. Whil... Read article

Farewell to The Grid from Victor Tran in Los Angeles, California

by Victor Tran

When I first started my internship with The Grid, I had just moved to Los Angeles. To tell you the truth, I didn’t really know what to expect. I saw Los Angeles as an opportunity to experience living in a major Ameri... Read article

The California Environmental Quality Act’s Effect on Development in Los Angeles

by Victor Tran

The California Environmental Quality Act, commonly referred to as CEQA, is a state law that requires all agencies to identify and mitigate significant environmental impacts caused by their proposed projects. Ronald R... Read article

Los Angeles, California’s Baseline Mansionization Ordinance Loophole Fix

by Victor Tran

Throughout Los Angeles, communities are changing due to a phenomenon dubbed “mansionization,” which the LA City Planning Department defines as "... new construction or additions on residentially zoned lots that are o... Read article

Re:code LA: Updating Los Angeles’ 1946 Zoning Code

by Victor Tran

Re:code LA, an ambitious 5-year process to update the zoning code in Los Angeles, is undoubtedly one of the city’s biggest projects, in addition to new plans guiding health and transportation. Zoning code refers to c... Read article

New Ordinances Aimed at Revitalizing Los Angeles River Communities

by Victor Tran

In recent years, momentum has been building to recognize the Los Angeles River as an integral part of the city’s cultural identity. After many years of neglect, the river has the potential to help define future commu... Read article

Los Angeles’ Eco-Village Proves Intentional is Possible in Urban Settings

by Victor Tran

Consisting of two city blocks in the intensely-urban, working-class neighborhood of Koreatown, the Los Angeles Eco-Village is one of the few intentional communities that exist in Los Angeles. What exactly is an eco-v... Read article

Los Angeles’ Metro Public Art Funding: The Benefits of Cultural Planning

by Victor Tran

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to participate in an event put on by the American Planning Association showcasing public art pieces in different Metro transit stations. Metro, also known as the Los Angeles Count... Read article