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18 Animals That Understand Why We Need A New Zoning Code

Zoning isn’t exactly the hottest buzzword these days, but it does have a major influence on the City of Los Angeles as we know and love it today. Thankfully, these adorable animals are here to help...
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Zoned into Mediocrity: How the 1946 Code Keeps Los Angeles from Reaching Its Potential

A guest contribution by Dr. Andrew Whittemore Los Angeles’ current Zoning Code largely represents the efforts of homeowners’ groups, in the decades after World War II, to protect a concept of good...
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re:code LA as Explained by Popular Culture

    Keep using the 1946 Zoning Code!? Ain't nobody got time for that!           As you may or may not know, the City of Los Angeles has started a 5-year project to modernize its Zoning Code. We know...

All I Want for My Birthday Is a Shiny New Code

HAPPY 68TH BIRTHDAY, LA ZONING CODE!!!   Sixty-eight years ago this weekend (June 1st, 1946), Los Angeles officially adopted its Zoning Code. At the time, LA’s Code was quite the little starlet—at...
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A City to Call Home

Share your experiences of life in Los Angeles as it relates to topics covered in the Zoning Code Evaluation Report.   Explore this week’s theme: Housing Affordability & Diversity   A City to Call...