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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...

A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah

Los Angeles hopes to store solar and wind power in underground salt caverns, to help replace a giant coal plant. Source: A clean energy breakthrough...

The new LA River – Curbed Los Angeles

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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...

MWD’s New Chair, Gloria Gray, Prioritizes Reliability of Supply & Affordability | The Planning Report

Source: MWD’s New Chair, Gloria Gray, Prioritizes Reliability of Supply & Affordability | The Planning Report

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...

XPRIZE Announces Winners

The winning XPRIZE team, GEBCO-NF Alumni. XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the winners of the $7M...

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:...

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...

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?

Library Systems Embracing Their New Roles as Social Service Hubs

Stationing social workers inside libraries is taking off across the country. One key lesson so far: hiring people with lived experiences of homelessness and...

Library Systems Embracing Their New Roles as Social Service Hubs – Next City

Source: Library Systems Embracing Their New Roles as Social Service Hubs – Next City

5 million Indian women just made a 385-mile human chain for equality.

Stories that connect us and sometimes even change the world. Source: 5 million Indian women just made a 385-mile human chain for equality.

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...

A California farmer tries to hold on despite looming water cuts

A longtime farmer hopes to save his Borrego Springs citrus orchard, even as its declining aquifer forces major cuts in groundwater pumping. Source: A California...

2018 Was the Year of the Aspirational Park

Private funding and high-impact design were recurring themes of parks that opened in 2018. So was the hope that parks can unite, repair, and...

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

Water flowing through the city’s pipes will generate electricity like a dam with none of the environmental consequences. Source: Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines...

In 2018, female artists finally outnumbered men in L.A. museums’ solo shows

Considerably more women than men had full-scale solo exhibitions, whether retrospectives or more defined surveys, in Los Angeles art museums this year. Source: In 2018,...

Paper outlines how L.A. County can adapt its water supply for climate change | Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA

Source: Paper outlines how L.A. County can adapt its water supply for climate change | Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA

MOCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles Source: Home • MOCA

LACMA

LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Largest art museum in the West inspires creativity and dialogue. Connect with cultures from ancient times to...

LA County Arts Commission

Source: LA County Arts Commission

Dreamland: A Frank Romero Retrospective — molaa

Source: Dreamland: A Frank Romero Retrospective — molaa