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Topic - Land Use & Planning Archive

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Solar Decathlon Features Innovation, Municipal Day and More

Solar Decathlon Features Innovation, Municipal Day and More

An international competition of solar-powered, energy-efficient houses designed by teams of college students, is coming to Southern California.

August 2013
Award of Excellence for Writing

Award of Excellence for Writing

Western City Article on Controversial Bay-Delta Conservation Plan Wins Award

July 2013
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: An Overview and Local Perspectives

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: An Overview and Local Perspectives

The Delta supplies a large share of the water used in Southern California and other parts of the state. A new plan proposes dramatic changes to how water is moved from the Delta.

July 2013
The Current Plan is Flawed

The Current Plan is Flawed

July 2013
Legal Issues Raised by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Legal Issues Raised by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

July 2013
Big Challenges and a Huge Need for Leadership

Big Challenges and a Huge Need for Leadership

July 2013
Pitting North Against South is Not the Solution

Pitting North Against South is Not the Solution

July 2013
ILG Releases Updated Sustainability Best Practices Framework

ILG Releases Updated Sustainability Best Practices Framework

The newly revised framework offers options to consider for local action in 10 areas from energy efficiency and conservation to efficient transportation, promoting community and individual action and beyond.

July 2013
If You Rebuild It They Will Come: How State-Local Partnerships Have Changed the Face of California and Its Cities

If You Rebuild It They Will Come: How State-Local Partnerships Have Changed the Face of California and Its Cities

Today multiple bills are pending to recreate tax-increment financing. It requires vision, persistence and enough public investment to attract private capital and development that produce much-needed jobs for Californians.

May 2013
Supporting Health in Our Communities

Supporting Health in Our Communities

By supporting wellness efforts, cities can offer an environment where residents and employees are encouraged to be more physically active, eat nutritious food and enjoy the advantages of good health.

April 2013