Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles

This episode features a discussion of David Ulin’s Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles. A transplant to Los Angeles from New York, Ulin’s long essay/memoir is a meditation on moving through and defining his relationship with the sprawling diversity that is the City of Angels. The book begins with an essay on how walking can be a way to discover the city (any city or town) through serendipity.

ARTBOUND, Participatory Cultural Journalism, & SoCal’s Creative Spirit

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What can transmedia participatory cultural journalism tell us about LA’s arts and culture, and the city?

Artbound’s Juan Devis explains: a lot.

SoCal’s housing crisis: ‘Either rents go up or we build more units’

Raphael Bostic, along with the Casden Multifamily Forecast co-author Chris Thornberg, discussed the high cost of living in Southern California on KPCC’s Take Two. “Part of our challenge,” say co-author Raphael Bostic from USC, “is to create a narrative about who we are as California that acknowledges that it’s the burden of prosperity, it’s the…

So Cal apartment rents will continue to rise through 2018

“Population and employment growth are driving up demand faster than new inventory can hit the market,” said Raphael Bostic, interim director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, which collaborated on this week’s [USC Casden Multifamily] forecast with Beacon Economics, a Los Angeles consulting firm.

CityLab: To Ease Traffic, L.A. Needs Much More Than Trains

Transit, zoning, traffic density are the most important issues facing Southern California commuters. Lisa Schweitzer shares her insights with CityLab. “If it’s now possible for me to get from Pasadena to Westwood on transit, I’m all for that,” Lisa Schweitzer, a scholar of transportation and urban planning at the University of Southern California, tells CityLab.…

AirTalk: Foreign buyers and the future of the SoCal housing market

High housing costs may be causing trouble for the Southern California housing market. Despite the fact that the state has some of the highest wages and job growth, many potential buyers are choosing to go out-of-state and foreign buyers are even pulling back. A stronger U.S. dollar could be to blame… Raphael Bostic joins Lawrence Yun chief economist at the…