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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...

Inside the Craze for KAWS: How a New Jersey Graffiti Artist Achieved Art-Market Domination Without Following Any of the Rules | artnet News

Ahead of Art Basel Hong Kong, where the artist is omnipresent, we uncover the forces behind his meteoric rise. Source: Inside the Craze for KAWS:...

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?

A Christmas Mural From Bansky Inspired an Art Dealer to Open the UK’s First Street Art Center in an Industrial Welsh Town | artnet...

Art dealer John Brandler is in preliminary talks with the local city council of Port Talbot about the new art hub. Source: A Christmas Mural From...

LA’s next big earthquake could displace 270,000 people

Where will they go? Source: LA’s next big earthquake could displace 270,000 people

An Architecture Firm Is Raising Money to Build a Gold Prototype for Trump’s Border Wall Around Mar-a-Lago | artnet News

Chicago architecture firm New World Design, which has launched a GoFundMe campaign to build President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall. Source: An Architecture Firm Is Raising Money...

Michael Ford on the Hip Hop Architecture Camp

Join Next City for our next online seminar with guest presenter Michael Ford, AIA, creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, on Wednesday, January...

Want $1,000 in Bitcoin? All You Have to Do Is Solve the Riddle in This French Street Artist’s Mural | artnet News

The French street artist Pascal “PBOY” Boyart has turned his latest work into a puzzle hiding a prize—but you have to find the mural first. Source:...

What a Massive Indian Festival Can Teach Us About Improving Cities

MIT hackathon looks at Kumbh Mela bathing festival to study pop-up cities and rapid urbanization. Source: What a Massive Indian Festival Can Teach Us About...