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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 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...

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...

In a tiny California town ravaged by fire, a muralist finds a calling — and notoriety – Los Angeles Times

After the deadly Camp fire, artist Shane Grammer believed he'd been called to the town of Paradise — where ruins were his canvas and...

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...

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...

Maya Angelou Mural Festival Brings Out Shepard Fairey and More

Shepard Fairey and other artists are making big changes at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School in South Park Source: Maya Angelou Mural Festival Brings...

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...

Miami Beach Bets $7 Million on the Power of Art – CityLab

The city spent an unprecedented $7 million on a mural, sculptures, and other artworks around its newly renovated convention center. Source: Miami Beach Bets $7...

Atlanta’s Schoolyards to Become After-Hours Green Space – Next City

A new partnership will open up school green space on evenings and weekends so that neighbors have a place to play. Source: Atlanta’s Schoolyards to...

Can D.C.’s Cultural Plan Save City’s Arts Scene? – CityLab

From D.C. to Dallas, cities are drafting documents to help protect their cultural resources from economic changes. But too often, these plans lack teeth. Source:...

Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

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

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...

Rockefeller Foundation Awards $42 Million for New Climate Efforts | News | PND

Source: Rockefeller Foundation Awards $42 Million for New Climate Efforts | News | PND The Rockefeller Foundation has announced grants totaling $42 million to the Adrienne Arsht Center...

The Next Player in the ‘Smart City’ Game: WeWork – CityLab

The co-working startup is hatching plans to deploy data to reimagine urban problems. In the past, it has profiled neighborhoods based on class indicators. Source:...

If Your City Wants Equitable Job Growth, It Has to Zone for It

When it comes to the tension between the global economy and New York City’s local economy, the battle of Amazon gets all the headlines,...

Utility Box Art Program

Art adds unique color to our streets and beautifies our communities. That's why I announced my Utility Box Art Program in November 2017 to...

What Murals Can Tell Cleveland About Itself

Downtown Cleveland was in a state of upheaval in the 1970s. “It was a period of severe decline,” said Fred Bidwell, who was a...

A Growing City: Detroit’s Rich Tradition of Urban Gardens Plays an Important Role in the City’s Resurgence

Amid the concrete, steel, and asphalt of American cities, open space has long been celebrated and valued. From Chicago’s majestic Grant Park to New...

Dorothy Iannone I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door

Dorothy Iannone is a Berlin-based artist whose works focus on eroticism and the female sexual experience. Inspired by Egyptian frescoes, Byzantine mosaics, and ancient...

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...