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Mexico City’s Rain-Harvesting Program Could Change How Cities Manage Water – Next City

Source: Mexico City’s Rain-Harvesting Program Could Change How Cities Manage Water – Next City

Desert Farmers Trade Water for Cash as the Colorado River Falls – Bloomberg

Source: Desert Farmers Trade Water for Cash as the Colorado River Falls - Bloomberg

Tree in Harvard Forest live tweets climate change – Harvard Gazette

Source: Tree in Harvard Forest live tweets climate change – Harvard Gazette

Giant Turbines Propel Boom in Wind Energy – Scientific American

Source: Giant Turbines Propel Boom in Wind Energy - Scientific American

Can Cities Grant Nature the Right to Exist, and Thrive? – Next City

Source: Can Cities Grant Nature the Right to Exist, and Thrive? – Next City

Can Cities Grant Nature the Right to Exist, and Thrive? – Next City

Source: Can Cities Grant Nature the Right to Exist, and Thrive? – Next City

Mark Gold: California’s New Deputy Sec. For Oceans And Coastal Policy And Dir. of The Ocean Protection Council | The Planning Report

Mark Gold: California’s New Deputy Sec. For Oceans And Coastal Policy And Dir. of The Ocean Protection Council Source: | The Planning Report

Before Google Maps, This Was How to Drive in L.A. – CityLab

Source: Before Google Maps, This Was How to Drive in L.A. - CityLab

A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah – Los Angeles Times

Source: A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah - Los Angeles Times

Where Americans Lack Running Water, Mapped – CityLab

Source: Where Americans Lack Running Water, Mapped - CityLab

Mapping the strain on our water supply – The Washington Post

Source: Mapping the strain on our water supply - The Washington Post

Message in a bottle from Hawaii finds way to Santa Rosa family after 13 years

Source: Message in a bottle from Hawaii finds way to Santa Rosa family after 13 years

Stripping Away Concrete Builds Community – and Better Health – in Milwaukee – Next City

Source: Stripping Away Concrete Builds Community – and Better Health – in Milwaukee – Next City

St. Paul Places Poetry at Residents’ Feet – Next City

Source: St. Paul Places Poetry at Residents’ Feet – Next City

Architects Turned the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Into a Playscape – TIME

Source: Architects Turned the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Into a Playscape - TIME

The Shower of Hope | The Shower of Hope

Source: The Shower of Hope | The Shower of Hope

Contaminated | Valley Public Radio

Source: Contaminated | Valley Public Radio

A Commons for All: Vanguard Newark’s Big Idea Challenge – Next City

THE OPENING OF 3-ACRE MULBERRY COMMONS PARK IN MAY 2019, MAKES A PRETTIER, GREENER STROLL FOR VISITORS WALKING FROM NEWARK'S PENN STATION TO THE...

Cities With Good Public Transit Lure New Startups – CityLab

A NEW STUDY FINDS A CLOSE CONNECTION BETWEEN TRANSIT ACCESS AND STARTUPS OF ALL TYPES. Source: Cities With Good Public Transit Lure New Startups -...

Has the Time Come for City-Run Public Banks? – CityLab

Source: Has the Time Come for City-Run Public Banks? - CityLab

L.A. River planners float three design proposals for a major new park – Los Angeles Times

Here's a look at the preliminary plans for Taylor Yard, the former rail yard where the city of L.A. is starting its makeover of...

A Diverse Network of ‘Place Leaders’ Activates Public Spaces in Boston – Next City

In Chinatown, Roxbury and elsewhere, a program that strengthens public art and neighborhood identity amid rapid development. Source: A Diverse Network of ‘Place Leaders’ Activates...

The 25 Works of Art That Define the Contemporary Age – The New York Times

Three artists and a pair of curators came together at The New York Times to attempt to make a list of the...

As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe | California Healthline

Source: As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe | California Healthline

Across L.A., murals are a testament to Nipsey Hussle’s legacy – Los Angeles Times

In alleys, along busy highways, on billboards and outside businesses, murals and street art memorializing the slain rapper color the city. Source: Across L.A., murals...

The new LA River – Curbed Los Angeles

. Source: The new LA River

Why Thessaloniki’s Waterfront Redevelopment Works – CityLab

Thessaloniki’s New Waterfront is the centerpiece in an effort to transform the local economy, and other cities are taking notice. Source: Why Thessaloniki's Waterfront Redevelopment...

Fly fishing for ‘sewer salmon’ in the L.A. River – Los Angeles Times

Learning to fish the Los Angeles River with a former pro skateboarder, Lauren Mollica, and fish whisperer Lino Jubilado. Then preparing the catch with...

Maps Reveal Where the Creative Class Is Growing – CityLab

Source: Maps Reveal Where the Creative Class Is Growing - CityLab

Frank Lloyd Wright Lands on World Heritage List – CityLab

Eight Wright buildings, located around the country, are the first American works of modern architecture that UNESCO deems “of outstanding universal value.” Source: Frank Lloyd...

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