Blog

Los Angeles City Planning engages with community members on a variety of land use issues. In addition to hosting events and speaking at neighborhood council meetings, City Planning staff maintain a blog to share updates and insights on planning matters.

For additional information, contact: planning.media@lacity.org.

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Aerial view of Boyle Heights zoning

Supporting its portfolio of transparent, easy-to-access services, City Planning maintains the Zone Information and Map Access System, or ZIMAS, to allow individuals to learn more about the City’s neighborhoods and assist residents and businesses in making better informed land use decisions.

What is Latino Urbanism?

Latino Urbanism is a broad term used to categorize the multiple practices by which Latinos have created and contributed to the forms, functions, and cultural landscapes of American cities.

Mayan Theater

The Mayan Theater, the Million Dollar Theater, and the Great Wall of Los Angeles are just a few of the City’s iconic historic treasures associated with Latinx artists and designers whose work includes Colonial and Pre-Colonial imagery and influences, expressing through their work the negotiation and alliances between eras, cultures, languages, a

Photo of Pacific Palisades

In 1982, the State of California adopted the Mello Act to preserve and increase the supply of affordable housing in the State’s Coastal Zone.

Image of Downtown LA

City Planning has developed a variety of information-sharing tools to keep Angelenos informed about the type of development projects being proposed and approved in their neighborhoods, especially discretionary projects that require some level of review or sign-off from our Department.