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Landlords rip out escalators and walls to attract tenants like Google and Netflix – Los Angeles Times

Tech giants turned media moguls are gobbling up vast chunks of office space as they race each other to set up shop for their...

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...

Here’s one way to keep plastic out of the ocean … turn it into a lifeguard tower

The lifeguard tower being built Saturday on Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach is not just another oceanfront lookout. Source: Here's one way to keep plastic...

This California Museum Had Big Ambitions—and Then Shuttered. Here’s What It Teaches Us About the Perils of Private Museums | artnet News

The Main was founded by a local developer to serve as a beacon of creativity. But last month, the space was handed over to...

Atlanta’s Urban Design Storefront Brings Planning to the People

City staff are there to answer questions and give the public a way to get their ideas for improving their neighborhoods in front of...

Eli Broad looks back at the evolution of L.A.’s most important arts hub – Los Angeles Times

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad has played a major role at a number of arts institutions — MOCA, Disney Hall, The Broad museum —...

New Eiffel Tower Park Plan: More Trees, Fewer Cars – CityLab

The most famous space in the city is set to get a pedestrian-friendly redesign that will create the city’s largest garden by 2024. Source: New...

Why Jeff Bezos’s Space Habitats Already Feel Stale – CityLab

If the sci-fi space cities of Bezos’s Blue Origin look familiar, it’s because they’re derived from the work of his college professor, the late...

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,'...

This French Theme Park Doesn’t Sugarcoat Its Environmental Message

DefiPlanet, a nature-themed family attraction in France, has a surprisingly blunt message for visitors: “The earth will soon be dead and torn.” Source: This French...

‘It’s All About Life’: Ethiopia’s Newest Art Museum Doubles as an Experiment in Environmental Sustainability | artnet News

The Zoma Museum, an alternative arts and ecological institution in Addis Ababa, had its official unveiling in March. Source: 'It's All About Life': Ethiopia's Newest...

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:...

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...

Nearly 60 Years Ago, Christo Came Up With a Plan to Wrap the Arc de Triomphe. Now, His Dream Will Become Reality | artnet...

The 83-year-old artist is revisiting the wrapping technique for the first time since Jeanne-Claude died a decade ago. Source: Nearly 60 Years Ago, Christo Came...

MIT, Harvard Teams Win 2019 ULI Hines Student Competition in Cincinnati – Urban Land Magazine

A redevelopment plan for a Cincinnati site presented by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University has taken top honors...

The Future Of Farming

Picture your life 30 years from now. How are you getting around? Maybe instead of sitting in traffic for 30 minutes, you’ll use that...

This NYC Park Is Designed to Be Flooded

An East River park that will protect residents from storm surges while providing access to the waterfront received some key community feedback this week....

This Desert City Is Aiming For A Completely Sustainable, Zero-Waste Future

Scorching sun, little water, and endless sand: The desert doesn’t exactly bring to mind sustainability. But that’s just the idea behind creating Masdar City...

Montreal’s Iconic Subway Cars Becoming Creative Spaces

Old subway cars (need) never die. They could be your city’s next art gallery, cafe, public garden feature or meeting space.While some retired cars...

New York Architecture Firm Proposes Floating Housing Complex

eawalls and flood insurance are all well and good, but a New York architecture firm has designed a more ambitious (but probably less practical) solution for...

Why This Architect Wants To Build A City Covered In Plants And Trees

Strong evidence suggests that humans descended from tree-dwelling primates (as opposed to those of the knuckle-dragging, earthbound variety). Thanks to Italian architect Stefano Boeri,...

This Rainbow-lit Ice Skating Trail Is True Winter Magic

In a Canadian city where temperatures can dip to -35 degrees Celsius (-31 degrees Fahrenheit), officials and designers have come up with a creative way to...

Ellsworth Kelly, an Atheist, Has Built a Transcendent Church for Art in Texas

Ellsworth Kelly died in 2015, but his final work was unveiled only this past weekend. It is also likely the most ambitious work the American...