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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.

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How Los Angeles Got Serious About Housing

Our City—rich in industry and creativity—has gained the unfortunate notoriety of being a major epicenter in the California housing crisis. The fundamental reason for our crisis is the same as in most global cities: an extreme shortage of housing, which has left Angelenos to face overcrowding, punishing commutes, or, all too often, homelessness.

What is City Planning Doing to Promote Greater Equity in Planning Practices?

This June will mark two years since the Office of Racial Justice, Equity, and Transformative Planning was established with the goal of addressing the legacy of racism and segregation in Los Angeles’s past planning practices.

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.

How is City Planning Incentivizing Affordable Housing Production?

Increasing rents, combined with the economic hit resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, have left more than 40,000 residents across Los Angeles homeless. On any given night there are men, women, and children who must resort to living on our streets, without access to shelter and basic medical attention.

How Cities meet their housing needs Banner

Across the United States, cities are striving to be desirable places to live. From incentivizing the production of new affordable units to increasing the number of available housing options, cities like Los Angeles are doing their part to support the economic well-being of their neighborhoods.