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How Tiny ‘Safety Towns’ Give Kids Street Smarts – CityLab

  These miniature towns and roads that dot America aren’t just cute—they’ve helped teach children pedestrian and bike safety since the 1930s. Source: How Tiny 'Safety...

Why Don’t Americans Use Their Parks At Night?

Most cities aren’t fond of letting people use parks after dark. But there are good lifestyle, environmental, and safety reasons to reconsider. Source: Why Don't...

The One Thing That’s on Mayors’ Priority Lists Nationwide

At the National League of Cities conference, parks and recreation was the priority for mayors. And for mayors in most of the U.S., housing...

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...

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 Local Governments Came to Embrace Business Partnerships

Next summer, cities across the U.S. have a birthday to celebrate. In August 2018, the nation’s very first experiment in bikeshare turns 10 years...

Town and Country: What’s Happening With Creative Placemaking?

ArtPlace America defines creative placemaking as an approach that uses the arts to "shape the social, physical, and economic futures of communities."That sounds simple...

Tree-lined walking and biking path opening along the LA River in Studio City

A new addition to the Los Angeles River will open this weekend, in the form of a new section of bikeable and walkable pathway...

You Can Now Experience Kerry James Marshall’s Major Retrospective Through the Magic of Virtual Reality

Didn’t make it to Kerry James Marshall‘s powerful retrospective? Thankfully, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has your back. MOCA worked with...

Pacific Standard Time

From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967–2017The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of...

Albion Riverside Park: Construction to start this weekend on Lincoln Height’s newest park

With environmental cleanup finally finished, Northeast Los Angeles is inching closer to boasting a new park. Already a decade in the making, construction to...

Sneak peek at LA River bike path that would link Canoga Park and Griffith Park

Studio-MLA (formerly Mia Lehrer and Associates), Gruen Associates, and Psomas were tapped last year to help create a 12-mile bike path along the Los Angeles...

Connecting Cypress Park and Elysian Valley

The money is lined up to build a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the L.A. River between Cypress Park and Elysian Valley. But it’s going to...

What Should We Do with the L.A. River?

So what are your thoughts on what the L.A. River should look like and how it should be used and enjoyed?Below is an excerpt...

With Pacific Standard Time, Getty finally climbs down from hilltop oasis it built 20 years ago

Last week in this space, to mark the 20th anniversary of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, I raised a series of questions...

Loneliness Epidemic Growing into Biggest Threat to Public Health

Loneliness and social isolation could be a greater public health hazard than obesity, and their impact will continue to grow, according to research presented...

Black History Month: Take a walking tour of Compton architecture

Years after designing Compton City Hall, African American architect Harold Williams said he was determined to bring well-crafted architecture to the community because “all people...

Frogtown: A wonderfully weird creative hub blossoms along the L.A. River

Turn onto the wrong street from Riverside Drive and you might never find it. You'll hit the 2 or the 5 freeway, or maybe...

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Broad: A first look inside the ‘infinite mysterious beauty

Blame it on Katy Perry. Or maybe Adele.The popularity of Yayoi Kusama’s trippy, immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms — which both pop stars have Instagrammed...

A dream and a reality, the 2028 Olympics give Los Angeles a chance to imagine its future

When asked to explain the secret of Los Angeles on the eve of the 1984 Olympics, the late poet, novelist and fantasist Ray Bradbury broke...

New bridge over LA River opens today with protected bike lane

A new bridge connecting Cypress Park to Elysian Valley over the Los Angeles River opens today with a protected lane for pedestrians and cyclists.Called...