Streetcar’s Value in Enhancing Walkability and Transit Accessibility in Downtown Los Angeles

Recently Walk Score released their 2014 City and Neighborhood Report. The report ranks cities and their neighborhoods by their walk score, transit score, and bike score. Accordingly, Downtown LA was ranked the most walkable and transit accessible neighborhood in Los Angeles. One might ask, if Downtown is so walkable and transit accessible, why do we […]

LABC Releases The 2013 Livable Communities Report

For the past two years, Urban One has been fortunate to collaborate with Professor Paul Habibi and the Los Angeles Business Council on the LABC Institute’s Livable Communities Report. The 2013 Livable Communities Report: A Call to Action, was just unveiled at the LABC’s Annual Mayoral Housing, Jobs, and Transportation Summit last Friday, October 18th. […]

Architecture Firm Billings at Two-Year High

According to AIA.org, “the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a diffusion index derived from the monthly Work-on-the-Boards survey, conducted by the AIA Economics & Market Research Group. The ABI serves as a leading economic indicator that leads nonresidential construction activity by approximately 9-12 months. The indexes are developed from the monthly Work-on-the-Boards survey panel where […]