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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

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...

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:...

Wonderspaces – Touring Extraordinary Artwork

Introducing the Spotlight SeriesThe Spotlight Series is a Wonderspaces initiative to deliver extraordinary art to unexpected places. Spotlight projects will be introduced throughout the duration...

America’s Richest People Live In One Specific Kind Of Neighborhood

A recent report from Bloomberg revealed that only five of the wealthiest zip codes in the US are in big cities—and they’re not in...

Basel in the Spotlight: The City That Learned to Love LSD

Seventy-five years ago, the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann experienced the world’s first full-blown LSD trip on his way home from his lab in Basel....

County wants authority over L.A. River flood-control channels owned by U.S. government – Los Angeles Times

The move was spurred by concerns that the Army Corps of Engineers’ World War II-era channels, including a lush soft-bottom stretch of the Los...

The Feast

The Feast:  Every month, we host dinners bringing incredible humans together to share a meal over meaningful questions and topics. 

The Controversial Renovation of Montreal’s Beloved Public Park

Parc-Jean Drapeau’s redesign attempts to balance priceless serenity and outdoor art with profitable festivals. Many Montrealers are skeptical. Source: The Controversial Renovation of Montreal’s Beloved...

Can NIMBYs Fight for Justice?

In a post-Katrina New Orleans, neighborhood associations increased their political power to promote or suppress development. But to whose benefit? Source: Can NIMBYs Fight for Justice?