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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

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...

The new LA River – Curbed Los Angeles

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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...

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...

An open letter to LACMA architect Peter Zumthor: Stop dissing L.A.’s art – Los Angeles Times

Dear Peter Zumthor: Your design for LACMA's new building is poor because your ideas about art museums are wrong. Source: An open letter to LACMA...

The Rise and Fall of Thinking Big About Cities – CityLab

A NEW EXHIBITION LOOKS BACK AT THE PERIOD OF GRAND URBAN DESIGN AND SOCIAL REFORM IN NEW YORK CITY, BOSTON, AND CHICAGO. Source: The Rise...

SCI-Arc’s Hernan Diaz Alonso on Architecture as ‘More than Buildings’ | The Planning Report

Source: SCI-Arc’s Hernan Diaz Alonso on Architecture as ‘More than Buildings’ | The Planning Report

Three Strategies to Keep Placemaking Efforts Organic and Dynamic – Urban Land Magazine

As pop-up outdoor dining and alleyway murals become more commonplace, three speakers at 2019 ULI Florida Summit advocated for a more crafted approach to...

What Will San Diego Look like in 2069? – San Diego Magazine

THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO IS 250! INSTEAD OF LOOKING BACK, WE ASKED EXPERTS TO PREDICT HOW OUR CITY WILL LOOK IN 50 MORE...

What’s a ‘Smart City’ Supposed to Look Like? – CityLab

THE VISION OF THE TECHNOLOGY-POWERED METROPOLIS OF THE FUTURE IS BEING SOLD WITH IMAGES THAT BEAR LITTLE RESEMBLANCE TO THE REAL WORLD. Source: What's...

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...

Are Urban Parks Dangerous? It Depends on Design – CityLab

RESEARCH ON THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN GREEN SPACE AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY FINDS THAT PARK DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING DETERMINES THEIR IMPACT ON CRIME AND SAFETY. Source: Are...

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...

Pittsburgh’s New Park Will Connect Neighborhoods, But Not All Neighbors Welcome the Union – Next City

$32 MILLION WILL BE DEDICATED TO RECONNECTING PITTSBURGH’S DOWNTOWN AND LOWER HILL DISTRICT, REPORTS THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. AFTER MONTHS OF PLANNING, THE I-579 CAP...

What Cities Can Do to Help Birds and Bees Survive

Pollinators—the wildlife that shuffle pollen between flowers—are being decimated. But they may still thrive with enough help from urban humans. Source: What Cities Can Do...

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 La Brea Tar Pits are getting a makeover. Here’s why – Los Angeles Times

Three architectural firms — Weiss/Manfredi, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Dorte Mandrup — are competing to give the tar pits a new master plan. Source:...

Exposition Park plans a makeover that would make Seurat smile – Los Angeles Times

Can L.A. turn the home of the Lucas Museum, Coliseum, Natural History Museum and California Science Center into a pedestrian friendly place to linger...

Street Artist JR Tries to Capture San Francisco in One Mural | Time

Source: Street Artist JR Tries to Capture San Francisco in One Mural | Time

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 —...