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Los Angeles Mandates Seismic Retrofits to Reduce Earthquake Hazards

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 9 to approve an ordinance that requires mandatory earthquake retrofitting for wood-frame and non-ductile concrete buildings. This ruling is a follow-up to the publication of "Resilience by Design," a report…

Tampa Council Passes Plan to Make the River the Center of Downtown

December 20, 2013 - in Planning

The Tampa City Council this morning formally adopted Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s InVision plan for remaking downtown Tampa. The action lets city officials…

Tension with Business Interests Surfaces with Portland’s Latest Land-use Plan

March 21, 2013 - in Planning

Longstanding tensions between the business community and City Hall surfaced last week during a briefing on the ongoing update of Portland’s comprehensive…

Tension with Business Interests Surfaces with Portland's Latest Land-use Plan

March 21, 2013 - in Planning

Longstanding tensions between the business community and City Hall surfaced last week during a briefing on the ongoing update of Portland’s comprehensive land-use plan. The briefing was held March 14 for business leaders by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability,…