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Documents and Links for Hollywood Land Use Issues


Documents and Links for Hollywood Land Use Issues

.     Because Zwartz Talk often discusses land use issue for Hollywood, California, we are trying to compile some of the documents which are relevant, but which are difficult for community members to readily locate.  Right now, this Post is an experiment as we do not know whether Zwartz Talk has the necesary capacity to handle this task.

Public Studies and Articles “The Generational Future of Los Angeles: Projections to 2030 and Comparisons to Recent Decades:” 1915 Study of Street Traffic Conditions In The City Of Los Angeles Link to the 1915 La Traffic Study and other L.A. Traffic Studies LA Times, Interactive Map on Population Density of LA area by area 2-27-08 How Density Hawks Changing LA, Steven Leigh Morris, LA Weekly, [mentions Gail Goldberg’s disaster prediction] February 21, 2012 LA Weekly, Sunset Gordon, Eric Garcetti’s High-rise Pet Project, Slated to Break Ground in Hollywood Next Week, by Tessa Stuart February 23, 2012 LA Weekly, Old Spaghetti Factory Hastily Demolished to Make Way for Controversial High-Rise, By Tessa Stuart Wednesday, July 16, 2008 , LA Weekly, Los Angeles Population Slump, By Jill Stewart 2013-1-3, LA Weekly, Hollywood’s Urban Cleansing 12,878 Mostly Latinos Are Pushed Out by City Hall, High Rents and Hipsters, by Patrick Range McDonald February 23, 2012, Historic Hollywood and Southern California Architecture, History, People and Travel, R.I.P. Old Old Spaghetti Factory Building 1924-2012, by Steve Vaught May 30, 2007, LA Weekly, What’s Smart About Smart Growth? By David Zahniser February 29 2012, Don’t Bet Against The (Single-Family) House, By Joel Kotkin April 4, 2012, Smart Growth and the NewSpeak, NewGeography, by Ed Braddy May 8, 2012, Small Cities Are Becoming a New Engine Of Economic Growth, by Joel Kotkin 05/08/2012 Thursday, August 21, 2014, Tracking America’s ‘Hidden Millennials’ By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox, Fox&Hounds Contributor 9/11/2014 @ 3:29PM 21,898 views Baby Boomtowns: The U.S. Cities Attracting The Most Families, by Joel Kotkin June 4, 2014, NewGeography, From Jurisdictional to Functional Analysis of Urban Cores & Suburbs by Wendell Cox December 10, 2014, NewGeography, Cities: Better for the Great Suburbanization, By Wendell Cox For Smart Growth, Not All Density Is Created Equal Blog post by Kaid Benfield on 06 Oct 2014 [Smart Growth Fraud, TODs]

BIKE LANES and AIR POLLUTION: Bikers Suck Down Less Pollution When They Ride In Separated Bike Lanes August 15, 2014, Science Direct, Impact of bicycle route type on exposure to traffic-related air pollution, by Piers MacNaughton, , Steven Melly, Jose Vallarino, Gary Adamkiewicz, John D. Spengler [Abstract]

[The Abstract says that it used mortality rather than morbidity. The distinction is important as the use of mortality can understate the disease potential; morbidity is usually a better measure. This study still concluded that more separation from the air emissions the less inhaled pollution.] Don’t Like Pollution In Your Home? Plant A Row Of Trees And Breathe Easier By Half

[New science shows that even one or two extra trees on the street can reduce dust and allergens inside homes.] Quantifying The Economic Value Of Trees To Cities

[Us Forest Service’s i-Tree can calculate how many trees a city has and put a dollar amount on how much they’re making life better.] What is i-Tree? February 2013, American Lung Association, EPA’s Stronger “Soot” Standards Protect Public Health from Dangerous Air Pollutants, EPA, Integrated Science Assessment for Particulate Matter (Final Report), April 21, 2015, Science of Cities, Wearable Sensors Will Measure How Much Air Pollution City Cyclists Inhale, by Sarah Laskow

. [More attention is being paid to the direct adverse health impacts of Bike Lanes on major boulevards. The average air pollution can understate the health risks as along the way, there can be very high albeit brief exposure to extremely toxic chemicals.

Too often, the public is mislead by claims that Bike Lanes are healthy by referring to how much lower toxic emissions are when bicycle usage is a higher percent of transportation modalities. The City of Los Angeles, for example, will use these misleading statistics to cover-up the significant health dangers to placing Bike Lanes along major boulevards like Reseda or Westwood. The City of LA’s Mobility Plan 2035 also misleads the public by using studies from The Netherlands based on air pollution from Bike Lanes which have been located far away from the major boulevards.] September 26, 2011, LA Times, Bicyclists May Be Inhaling Twice as Much Soot as Pedestrians, by Jeannine Stein Bicycle BluePrint, Chapter 18: Air Pollution, a) Bad Air, Pollutants and Damage They Do Feb 16, 2012, ZD net, Are bicycle lanes really green? Dec 6, 2012, The Atlantic CityLab, People Trying to Reduce Air Pollution Might Be Inhaling Even More Pollution, Bicyclists and Public-bus Commuters in San Diego Are Exposing Themselves to a Whole Lot of Crap in the Air, According to New Research, John Metcalfe @citycalfe Dec 26, 2012

[“Bicycling to work might help reduce your carbon footprint, but may also be terrible for your heath.”] 2010, BikeRadar, Health: Air Pollution, the Invisible Threat Why Cycling in Traffic Can Be Dangerous for Your Health, 2013, Environmental Health, Cyclist route choice, traffic-related air pollution, and lung function: a scripted exposure study,

[“Conclusions: These results suggest that by selecting low-traffic Bicycle Boulevards instead of heavily trafficked roads, cyclists can reduce their exposure to vehicle-related air pollution. The lung function results indicate that elevated pollutant exposure may not have acute negative effects on healthy cyclists, but further research is necessary to determine long-term effects on a more diverse population. This study and broader field of research have the potential to encourage policy-makers and city planners to expand infrastructure to promote safe and healthy bicycle commuting.] June 30, 2010 Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Aug; 118(8): 1109–1116. Published online doi: 10.1289/ehp.0901747, PMCID: PMC2920084, Review, Do the Health Benefits of Cycling Outweigh the Risks? Synonym.Com, What Do Trees Do to Air Pollution?, by David C. Laine, Demand Media Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jun; 118(6): 783–789. Published online 2010 Feb 25. doi: 10.1289/ehp.0901622 PMCID: PMC2898854 Research Commuters’ Exposure to Particulate Matter Air Pollution Is Affected by Mode of Transport, Fuel Type, and Route Air Pollution and Children’s Health, A fact sheet by Cal/EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the American Lung Association of California, [02/28/02] [revised 11/26/03] November 2003, Air Pollution and Children’s Health, Ca VEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment 2011 Determination of Personal Exposure to Traffic Pollution While Travelling by Different Modes, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Auckland, New Zealand 2013, Oregon Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Health Impact Assessment Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Oct; 119(10): 1373–1378. Published online 2011 Jun 14. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1003321, PMCID: PMC3230442, Article, Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Acute Changes in Heart Rate Variability and Respiratory Function in Urban Cyclists July 2007, Main page for Kaur, Nieuwenhuijsen, and Colvile, Fine Particulate Matter and Carbon Monoxide Exposure Concentrations in Urban Street Transport Microenvironments, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 41, Issue 23, page 4781, July 2007. October 28, 2010, Study: Separated Bikeways Mean Better Air Quality for Bikers, Walkers, Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 28th, 2010 at 1:10 pm Thursday, May 22, 2014, Sweet New Protected Bikeway On Beautiful Rosemead Blvd in Temple City, STREETS BLOG LA, by Joe Linton

End of List as of June 11, 2015


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