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L.A. Transit Agencies Cracking Down On Manspreading, Rudeness (SGV Tribune) Why Los Angeles Remains Segregated (LAT) San Gabriel Valley Rail Redundancy A Waste (Ethan Elkind) Bonin Names Playa Del Rey Safe Streets Task Force (Biking in L.A.) Pasadena Businessmen Go Car-Free (SGV Tribune) Cedillo Motion Would Expand Pico Union Pedestrian Plaza (Urbanize) Councilmember Englander Motion […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Critiquing the Language of Planners

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.