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March 28, 2017
by Jeff Wattenhofer
Curbed Los Angeles

City planners in post-Measure S Los Angeles are beginning to work on updating LA’s 35 individual community plans, and the big question is how hard officials will push for increased housing density.

Density opponents may decry the so-called Manhattanization of their city, but there may be a new reason to support a taller, denser Los Angeles: Increased housing density might combat climate change, according to a new study by the think tank Next 10.

March 28, 2017
by Erik Anderson
KPBS

A pair of UC Berkeley researchers tried to gauge the impact of different housing development strategies on that state's desire to meet its goal to reduce global warming gas emissions.

The researchers considered city planning that allowed for sprawl, had some in-fill housing and focused planning efforts on increasing density in cities.

The research was funded by the nonpartisan think tank Next 10.

The study found densely developed communities reduced the need to drive and that put fewer greenhouse gasses into the air.

March 27, 2017
by Richard Scheinin
The Mercury News

A statewide turn toward denser, “infill” residential housing near jobs and public transit would allow California to meet its ever-growing housing needs and climate goals for emissions reduction by 2030, a new study says.

March 27, 2017
by Liam Dillon
LA Times

California will need billions of dollars in new funding for housing and transportation improvements, and to make extraordinary changes to state and local government policies, in order to meet its new 2030 climate change goals, according to new reports from state and regional government officials and UC Berkeley researchers.

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