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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...

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...

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...

Oregon’s Single-Family Zoning Ban Was a ‘Long Time Coming’

THE STATE’S NEW UPZONING BILL WOULD BE HISTORIC. BUT OREGON HAS LONG BEEN A PIONEER IN TIGHT LAND-USE CONTROLS THAT PROMOTE DENSE URBAN DEVELOPMENT. Source:...

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...

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:...

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 —...

Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a sketch of shifting ideas in public art – Los Angeles Times

Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a thumbnail sketch of shifting ideas in public art Source: Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a sketch of...

Tongva, Los Angeles’ first language, opens the door to a forgotten time and place – Los Angeles Times

  For decades Tongva, the language of the first people who lived in the Los Angeles region, was consigned to notebooks and papers hidden away...

L.A.’s historic assets get a groundbreaking boost – Los Angeles Times

Source: L.A.’s historic assets get a groundbreaking boost – Los Angeles Times

Best of 2017 For River L.A.

Today, we’re looking back on what 2017 meant for the Los Angeles River. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite moments, and would love...

Leaders seek to unify groups, ideas in updated LA River master plan

The race to develop parks, paths and housing alongside the Los Angeles River and its tributaries prompted the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors...

1969 storm fills Los Angeles River

Jan. 25, 1969: Waves and rushing water fill the Los Angeles River at the Los Feliz Bridge during storm that dropped over five inches...

Legacy projects take shape honoring Lewis MacAdams, poet and crusader for transforming Los Angeles River

On an early Monday morning, Lewis MacAdams plunged into work on a memoir recounting his years spent crusading to return the concrete-lined Los Angeles...

LA River Greenway Guide

Author :UCLA Luskin Center for InnovationSubtitle:LA River Greenway GuideDescription:The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation presents Creating a Complete Los Angeles River Greenway: Stories and...

7 Firms Reveal Plans for Los Angeles River Revitalization

The City of Los Angeles has revealed preliminary designs for seven different downtown segments of the Los Angeles River revitalization master plan, envisioned by Gruen...

Los Angeles completes purchase of 42-acre L.A. River-adjacent parcel

The City of Los Angeles recently closed escrow the G2 parcel, a 42-acre strip of land adjacent to the Los Angeles River that will be...

6th Street Viaduct Replacement Project

ABOUT THE PROJECTThe Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement ProjectOne of America’s most famous and iconic bridges, the Sixth Street Viaduct, acts as a vital connection...

6th Street Viaduct Project Debuts New Website

The City Engineering office and Jose Huizar, LA City Council Member, are beginning the community visioning process around the 6th Street Viaduct development in downtown...

L.A. to acquire property known as ‘crown jewel’ in river revitalization strategy

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to spend $59.3 million to buy a piece of land billed as a “crown jewel” in Mayor Eric...

City Delivers for River with Purchase of ‘G2’ Parcel

Unanimous City Council vote marks major milestone in extraordinary plan to revitalize the L.A. River.LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today commended the Los Angeles City...

LA River to get $200,000 makeover, thanks to new award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday announced a $200,000 award for the Trust for Public Land to create a redevelopment strategy for the Los...

A New Path for the L.A. River

In 1986, poet Lewis MacAdams cut a hole in a fence alongside the Los Angeles River for a performance art project. As he recalled...

The head of the crusade to preserve the L.A. River is stepping aside as group’s president

Lewis MacAdams, the poet and flag bearer of the crusade to transform the Los Angeles River into a more natural state, gripped the handles...