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.

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Oil pump jack near residential neighborhood

With an eye on equity, inclusivity, and sustainability, planners can have a profound impact on the lives of their citizens, especially when considering how land use impacts so much of what we do.

How Does Transportation Demand Management Address Climate Change?

The most recent report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the world’s governments have just three years to take radical action to curb the worst effects of climate change.

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 the New Zoning Code?

City Planning is modernizing Los Angeles’s Zoning Code to align with contemporary planning needs. This is the first comprehensive update to the Code since 1946 and marks a major shift from strictly Euclidean zoning—the most common form of land use regulation in the United States—to a hybrid, or modular, zoning approach.