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Navigating the Laws That Shaped L.A.

Navigating the Laws That Shaped L.A.

An index to all the Laws That Shaped L.A. columns from the past year, organized by subject.
Northeast L.A. Communities to be Envisioned as a Riverfront District

Northeast L.A. Communities to be Envisioned as a Riverfront District

Communities surrounding the Glendale Narrows section of the L.A. River -- including Atwater Village, Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park and Glassell Park -- may become p ...
How Post-Katrina New Orleans Inspired Civic Engagement

How Post-Katrina New Orleans Inspired Civic Engagement

What L.A. can learn from civic engagement projects that transformed post-Katrina New Orleans.
The Birth and Growth of City Planning

The Birth and Growth of City Planning

President of the American Planning Association weighs in on the two laws that set the basic foundation for city planning and zoning over 85 years ago.
East of East: Using Vacant Space to Create Place in South El Monte

East of East: Using Vacant Space to Create Place in South El Monte

Artists have played a large role in developing community identity and establishing a sense of place in communities with lower incomes and fewer resources.
Laws That Shaped L.A.: A Look Back at 2012

Laws That Shaped L.A.: A Look Back at 2012

Read these columns to find out more about the law that you've always wondered about -- or why things are the way they are in our city.