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Korean American museum design calls for a lush rooftop garden and a sense of mystery

Thom Mayne's Morphosis plans an L.A. center with a windowless facade that spurs curiosity and sculptural forms that echo the mountains of Korea. Source: Korean...

Before Google Maps, This Was How to Drive in L.A. – CityLab

Source: Before Google Maps, This Was How to Drive in L.A. - CityLab

Stripping Away Concrete Builds Community – and Better Health – in Milwaukee – Next City

Source: Stripping Away Concrete Builds Community – and Better Health – in Milwaukee – Next City

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

The Shower of Hope | The Shower of Hope

Source: The Shower of Hope | The Shower of Hope

A Commons for All: Vanguard Newark’s Big Idea Challenge – Next City

THE OPENING OF 3-ACRE MULBERRY COMMONS PARK IN MAY 2019, MAKES A PRETTIER, GREENER STROLL FOR VISITORS WALKING FROM NEWARK'S PENN STATION TO THE...

Cities With Good Public Transit Lure New Startups – CityLab

A NEW STUDY FINDS A CLOSE CONNECTION BETWEEN TRANSIT ACCESS AND STARTUPS OF ALL TYPES. Source: Cities With Good Public Transit Lure New Startups -...

Has the Time Come for City-Run Public Banks? – CityLab

Source: Has the Time Come for City-Run Public Banks? - CityLab

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...

Across L.A., murals are a testament to Nipsey Hussle’s legacy – Los Angeles Times

In alleys, along busy highways, on billboards and outside businesses, murals and street art memorializing the slain rapper color the city. Source: Across L.A., murals...

The new LA River – Curbed Los Angeles

. Source: The new LA River

Maps Reveal Where the Creative Class Is Growing – CityLab

Source: Maps Reveal Where the Creative Class Is Growing - CityLab

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...

Why a Makerspace Popped Up In a Museum – Next City

OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE OPENED “MAKERSPACES” WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE CAN COME AND PLAY WITH...

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...

The Ringmaster: Is Charles Venable Democratizing a Great Art Museum in Indianapolis—or Destroying It? -ARTnews

Source: The Ringmaster: Is Charles Venable Democratizing a Great Art Museum in Indianapolis—or Destroying It? -ARTnews

Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

Pop-up parks can lead to more social cohesion. Source: Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

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...

Rich People Hide Their Art in Storage. A Novel New Art Space in France Is on a Mission to Get Them to Share It...

THE PROJECT IS LED BY INFLUENTIAL FRENCH CURATOR NICOLAS BOURRIAUD. Source: Rich People Hide Their Art in Storage. A Novel New Art Space in France...

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...