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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...

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...

Why a Makerspace Popped Up In a Museum – Next City

OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE OPENED “MAKERSPACES” WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE CAN COME AND PLAY WITH...

Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

Pop-up parks can lead to more social cohesion. Source: Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

La Brea Tar Pits’ trippy new pavilion from Spain’s Selgascano could be L.A.’s next selfie magnet – Los Angeles Times

The Spanish firm's kaleidoscope of color and light is open for free tours starting Friday. Look for more Selgascano designs to pop up...

The Getty picks a theme for Pacific Standard Time 2024: art and science – Los Angeles Times

Previous PST series have explored art in L.A. and Latin America. For 2024, the Getty is turning its focus to the intersection of art...

A Big Master Plan for Google’s Growing Smart City – CityLab

GOOGLE SIBLING COMPANY SIDEWALK LABS HAS REVEALED ITS MASTER PLAN FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL QUAYSIDE WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT—AND IT’S A LOT BIGGER. Source: A Big Master Plan...

The Cayton rethinks what a children’s museum can be in 2019 – Los Angeles Times

Join our sneak peek inside the new Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica, designed for more than the usual story time and birthday fun. Source:...

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:...

How Much Hip Can the Desert Absorb? – The New York Times

An unlikely art festival blooms in no man’s land, like Burning Man and Coachella before it. But this one is different! Maybe. Source: How Much...

Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

Patronicity brings together local citizens and sponsors to support great initiatives in their communities. Source: Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

The Shed Has Big Ambitions for New York City – CityLab

If The Shed remains committed to its lofty goals, Hudson Yards may soon provide real accessibility and a sorely needed sense of inclusion. Source: The...

Peter Sellars talks about his new staging of Mozart’s Idomeneo – marijanzlobec

Source: Peter Sellars talks about his new staging of Mozart’s Idomeneo – marijanzlobec

Public Access Projects on the LA Waterfront

The LA Waterfront has changed dramatically over the last decade, and there is still more to come. The following Port projects provide additional open...

How Curators Are Taking Over Vacant Spaces and Changing Cities

There existed a building for approximately two months in 2017 where people could enter into an alternate reality in which they weren’t living in...

Best Of L.A. 2017: The Neighborhood Edition

It is far too easy for us Angelenos to take our bountiful city for granted — and it’s easy to get complacent as a...

Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms...

Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech hub

If you were to write a history of Silicon Valley, you could do it by looking at a series of major diaspora. Companies like...

Rio’s Carnival goes political, and a little-known samba school ignites a firestorm

RIO DE JANEIRO — With Brazil’s president portrayed as a “neoliberal vampire” and dancers dressed as shackled slaves and downtrodden street vendors, a scrappy...

In ‘The Hubble Cantata,’ opera blasts into the world of virtual reality

When 6,000 of her fellow audience members placed cardboard goggles on their faces to watch her five-minute virtual reality film, “Fistful of Stars,” Eliza...

‘DTLA 2040’ to Recode & Guide Growth for LA City’s Urban Core

In the push for new community plans that reflect the rapid evolution of Los Angeles, the DTLA 2040 plan represents the forward-thinking and innovative approach...

L.A. has the world’s least stressed workers, and other findings from our global city survey

Just like you, we're always looking to get to know L.A. better—including how life here compares to life in some of the world's other...

Global river cleanups grow

AUGUST 14, 2017 —One-tenth of an inch. That’s the amount of rain the underground pipe system in Portland, Ore., used to be able to...

The Novelist and the Explorer

What on Earth do a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and a legendary marine biologist have in common? The ocean, for one. That less than...