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Talking Headways Podcast: Critiquing the Language of Planners

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This week, Robin Rather of Collective Strength joins the podcast to talk about missteps in the planning profession - including how things go wrong with language. Robin shares how she got to thinking about urban issues and why she believes current planning practice is stuck in the 1990s. We discuss the often jargon-filled language the profession uses, taking a paragraph from Austin’s current zoning code rewrite to illustrate.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Investing in Place Looks At Proposed 710 Freeway Diverging Diamonds
  • L.A. To Pilot Areas To Allow Parking Right After Street Sweeping (Curbed)
  • L.A. City Council Set To Approve Labor Rules For Homeless Housing (KPCC)
  • The Source Has New Pics Of Regional Connector And Purple Line Construction
  • Redondo Beach Temporarily Bans Mixed-Use Development (Curbed)
  • New USC Housing Stirs Gentrification Tension (KPCC)
  • New 4-Story Affordable Housing Underway In East Hollywood (Urbanize)
  • 5-Story Mixed Used Housing Planned At Melrose/Harvard (Urbanize)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • KPCC On L.A.’s Parkway Parking Crackdown
  • Arcadia Swapping Transit Contractor (SGV Tribune)
  • New York Should Look To L.A. To Solve Transit Woes (HuffPo)
  • KPCC On Union Station Pedestrianization Makeover
  • PLUM Committee Sides Against Boyle Heights Housing Project (LAT)
  • NoHo Orange/Red Line Proximate 4-Story Apartment Complex Planned (Urbanize)
  • Metro Testing New Security Screening Technology At Union Station (ABC7, LAT)
  • L.A. Needs To Clean Water To Revitalize River (LAT)

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Today’s Headlines

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  • Excellent L.A. Walks Piece On Lessons Behind Vista Del Mar Struggle
  • DTLA 7th Street Upgrades Not Happening Soon (Downtown News)
  • North Figueroa Safety Upgrades Still Blocked By Cedillo (Eastsider)
  • PLUM Committee Rejects Housing Too Close To Freeway Interchange (LAT)
  • USC Expands In Neglected Neighborhood (NYT)
  • 70-Story Mixed Use Tower Planned In DTLA South Park (Urbanize)
  • County OKs Plan To Encourage Granny Flats (Daily News)
  • Mainsplaining the City: the Sorry For Gentrifying Trope (Curbed)
  • Prefab Homes Could Help L.A. Housing Crisis (Timeout)
  • How LA Vision Zero Artist Is Reimagining Streets (CityLab)

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