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 Rayna Plummer: yeghig.keshishian@lacity.org, (213) 978-1203.

Follow City Planning on social media @Planning4LA.


Top 10 Moments

Drumroll please…

It’s been a wonderful year #Planning4LA! Here are some of the top moments from the year. Which moment was your favorite? Comment below and let us know!

Wildfire Blog

Imagine waking up at 2 a.m. to find your house and all of your possessions and precious memories being engulfed by flames. For many Southern California residents, this nightmare became an all-too-real, frightening actuality on November 8, when the Woolsey Fire gained speed and began destroying everything in its path.

women equality

Imagine walking into your office on a Monday. You look to your left, you look to your right, and all of your colleagues are men. 

No, this isn’t an episode of The Twilight Zone; however, for many women working in the field of urban and regional planning, this is an everyday reality.

Welcome to YouVille

Let’s build a city! And we’re not talking about the SimCity game here, people!

DRB Training

On Friday, May 11, and Friday, May 18, City Planning staff from the Valley, Central, and West-South Project Planning Geo Teams hosted the Citywide Design Review Board Member Trainings. Design Review Boards are comprised of citizen volunteers generally appointed by the City Council offices

Fig Plaza Building

The City of Los Angeles might grow quickly, but the Department of City Planning grows even faster!

Due to the recent uptick in the size of the department’s staff, several units have made an exciting move to Figueroa Plaza. The move frees up space in City Hall to accommodate space all the additional new staff members.

Planning 101 workshop

Have you ever wondered how your local restaurant, a nearby apartment building, or a housing development got the green light?

The Department’s Planning 101 training provides a basic overview of how projects get the City’s approval.