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.
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.
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
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.
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.