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Explainer videos for community land use plans


MARCH 2015 | 4 VIDEOS

Animated short films about the new South + Southeast LA Community Plan Implementation Overlays.

As an Policy Planning intern at the City of LA’s Department of City Planning, I wrote the scripts (in English and Spanish) and animated the “explainer” videos. Along with a Senior Planner, I recorded the audio for the videos in both English and Spanish.

The Community Plan Implementation Overlays (CPIOs) are new, exciting policy tools designed to translate the policies created by community groups and the planning department into action. Community Plan policies (which make up the Land Use Element) act as guidelines for future urban development. The CPIOs will serve to actively implement the policies in key areas, such as around transit stations and major boulevards. The videos below were created mainly as educational tools for community meetings. Land Use regulation is a technical and jargon-ridden field; the videos explain, in an engaging and easy to follow way, the purpose and implications of the overlays to lay citizens. Also included are videos (in English and Spanish) explaining the particularly confusing but key land use regulation tool called Floor-Area-Ratio or FAR, which is central to how the CPIOs will implement the South and Southeast Community Plan Updates.

Now, watch the videos to learn more! (make sure to view them full screen)

Video about the CPIOs

In English


In Spanish


Supplemental video explaining the important concept of floor-area ratio (FAR)

In English


In Spanish