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How Chicago’s South Side Is Creating the ‘Un’ High Line

In the Englewood neighborhood, progress is slow but sure toward the area's first linear park. Source: How Chicago’s South Side Is Creating the ‘Un’ High...

Documenting the Culture of the L.A. River

For 70 years, most residents ignored it. But new efforts to revitalize the city’s main waterway threaten to alter its role in the lives...

Did the Largest Art Studio Tour in the US Drive Minneapolis’ Gentrification?

As the arts community in Northeast Minneapolis grew, so did the commodification of arts culture. Source: Did the Largest Art Studio Tour in the US...

A First Look at ‘Liberty,’ Martin Puryear’s Exhibition for the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale | artnet News

Martin Puryear's US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is an eloquent and understated exhibition about the struggle for liberty. Source: A First Look at 'Liberty,'...

The Art of the Migrant Kids Detained in Tornillo – CityLab

A new exhibit in El Paso showcases works of art created by children detained in a massive border encampment of migrants in Tornillo, Texas. Source:...

Jack Baylis on Maximizing Southern California’s Water Infrastructure in a Changing Climate | The Planning Report

The Planning Report is the insider's guide to urban planning and infrastructure in Southern California Source: Jack Baylis on Maximizing Southern California’s Water Infrastructure in...

County wants authority over L.A. River flood-control channels owned by U.S. government – Los Angeles Times

The move was spurred by concerns that the Army Corps of Engineers’ World War II-era channels, including a lush soft-bottom stretch of the Los...

NYC Pilot Program Hopes to Beautify Miles of Scaffolding

constant of New York City life — besides MTA delays — is scaffolding. Last year, the city had 280 miles of scaffolding, according to...

World Bank Issues Water Bonds To Protect Oceans and Marine Life

The World Bank has introduced plans to raise $3 billion to protect the world’s oceans and marine life through a new sustainable development bond...

China Launches Satellite to Monitor World’s Oceans

A Chinese marine observation satellite designed to monitor ocean pollution, measure sea temperatures and track ship movements successfully launched Friday on top of a...

Why Fixing Malawi’s Water Crisis Depends on Participatory Development

It’s become clear that the participation of local people and community organizations in the design and implementation of service delivery models is critical for success....

Leaders Want to Turn LA River Into a 51-Mile Linear Park to Rival the New York High Line

As far as Scott Drucker knows, the Los Angeles River is an artificial concrete ditch that runs by his Canoga Park manufacturing business. So...

UCLA Students and NRDC Delve into Agricultural Water Conservation

In 2015, during the worst of California’s recent drought, Governor Jerry Brown ordered mandatory 25 percent cutbacks for residential customers in cities and towns.The...

360,000 Californians Have Unsafe Drinking Water. Are You One Of them?

At the Shiloh elementary school near Modesto, drinking fountains sit abandoned, covered in clear plastic.At Mom and Pop's Diner, a fixture in the Merced...

A Guantánamo Prisoner Will Not Be Allowed to Show His Art, Military Judges Rule

Ammar al Baluchi, a prisoner held at Cuba’s Guantánamo Bay dentition facility, will not be allowed to show his artwork. On Friday, a military...

A MAP OF EVERY BUILDING IN AMERICA

Most of the time, The New York Times asks you to read something. Today we are inviting you, simply, to look. On this page...

The New Glenstone is a Contemporary Art Retreat in the Wilds of Montgomery County

When Glenstone’s new expansion opens in October, it will instantly light up the global map of contemporary art destinations. Marked by extraordinary works by...

On the Valley’s West End, a Bridge Project Near a Reseda Creek Seeks Connections to a Bigger Vision for the LA River

For two years, those in the know have enjoyed the somewhat secluded Los Angeles River & Aliso Creek Confluence Park.The park is behind a...

Long Beach Announces Plan to Develop Entire Waterfront, Transform City Skyline

Anyone who thinks there’s a lot of construction and development happening in Long Beach right now should just wait to see what’s coming in...

So You Want to Sell Your Art? Here Are 6 Online Platforms Looking to Help Emerging Artists Make a Buck

For an artist just starting out, the art market can be a fairly daunting place. Dealers and collectors are often impossible to reach—and even...

Banksy Takes Aim at France’s Callous Response to the Refugee Crisis With Poignant Murals in Paris

Banksy may be visiting the City of Lights, but he didn’t come for romance. Aiming at France’s refugee crisis, the anonymous British street artist appears...

Get Ready to Save Water: Permanent California Restrictions Approved by Gov. Jerry Brown

The drought may be over, but California residents should prepare themselves for new and more permanent restrictions on water use.  Gov. Jerry Brown signed a...

AltaSea & SpaceX Making Port of LA an Innovation District

In May, Councilmember Joe Buscaino delivered his annual State of the District speech at a newly re-purposed 1914 port warehouse at AltaSea. AltaSea is the...

Proposition 3 is the wrong water bond for California. Vote no

Californians will have to keep spending billions of dollars to secure the state’s water supply during an era of drought and hotter temperatures. But...