Blog

The City Planning Department engages with community members on a variety of land use issues. In addition to hosting events and speaking at neighborhood council meetings, Department staff maintain a blog to share updates and insights on planning matters.

For additional information, contact Rayna Plummer: rayna.plummer@lacity.org, (213) 978-1234.

Follow the Department on social media @Planning4LA.


Why is GIS Technology Important to Urban Planning?

What is GIS? GIS = Geographic Information System. What does that mean in layman’s terms? 

What is the Home-Sharing Program?

In December 2018, the City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2), establishing a regulatory framework to restri

Wildfire Blog

Imagine waking up at 2 a.m. to find your house and all of your possessions and precious memories being engulfed by flames.

Historic Los Angeles

Looking for something fun and not-so-frightening to do this Halloween? The City of Los Angeles is a great place to explore!

DSC Metro Tour

On Wednesday, May 14, the Metro Development Services Center (DSC) opened its doors to Council District Planning Directors and Deputies.

Fig Plaza Building

The City of Los Angeles might grow quickly, but the Department of City Planning grows even faster!