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Who’s in Charge of the Augmented City?

I’m sitting at New York University (NYU), in a Brooklyn Tandon School of Engineering building with wires sprawling across my body while I stare...

Plan would transform Los Angeles River into recreational area

LOS ANGELES (KABC) --A long stretch of the Los Angeles River could be getting a state-of-the art makeover, transforming into miles of recreational areas...

Los Angeles needs open space for wildlife and for our sanity

For years, residential developments in the hillsides and canyons of Los Angeles have encroached on wildlife as our neighborhoods have spread into, well, theirs.It's...

How Cities Can Harness the Flood-Fighting Powers of Urban Parks

In April, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) released a survey suggesting that while parks are key in the fight against climate change — municipal...

Design Advocates: 5 People Making American Cities Better for All

At the turn of the 20th century, American urban planning and architecture was defined by the City Beautiful approach—what Daniel Burnham referred to as...

First phase of Atlanta BeltLine’s reservoir and green space slated for 2019 opening

Last week, the Atlanta BeltLine announced that the first phase of the park’s keystone project – a 400-foot deep former granite quarry proposed as a...

BeltLine a catalyst to making Atlanta more equitable

Three hours after being named as the next president and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine Inc. Wednesday morning, Brian McGowan was having lunch at Ponce...

Olympics Officials Move Closer to Giving Bids to Paris and Los Angeles

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday solidified an unusual plan to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics at the same time in September, with...

The Willows of the Los Angeles River

If one were to search for an iconic river tree, it would be the willow. In “The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and...

U.S. Olympic Committee puts full weight behind LA 2024 bid, ruling out 2028 as consolation prize

With Los Angeles bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, U.S. officials appear to be sticking to an all-or-nothing approach when it comes to...

Three skyscrapers planned near L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles by Chinese developer

Chinese developer City Century filed an application with city officials this week to build three residential towers across from L.A. Live as breakneck growth...

Mega project planned next to LA Live might be wrapped in giant LED sign

Thanks to new renderings, it's easy to imagine how plans for three new towers—festooned in a huge digital sign      —from Chinese developer...