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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...

As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe | California Healthline

Source: As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe | California Healthline

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:...

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...

This Indian City Is Running Out of Water, Impacting 4.6 Million People

The sixth-largest city in India is running out of water for nearly 4.6 million people Source: This Indian City Is Running Out of Water, Impacting...

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...

An abandoned mine near Joshua Tree could host a massive hydropower project – Los Angeles Times

A controversial bill with bipartisan support in Sacramento could open the door to a massive hydropower project at Eagle Mountain, just outside Joshua Tree. Source:...

Bill Gates: This is what we need to do to tackle climate change | World Economic Forum

Source: Bill Gates: This is what we need to do to tackle climate change | World Economic Forum

Chicago Has Launched a Street Art Registry to Prevent Beloved Murals From Being Inadvertently Destroyed | artnet News

Chicago's Mural Registry, already populated with 150 works, allows people to learn more about the city’s murals and the artists behind them. Source: Chicago Has...

The Next Player in the ‘Smart City’ Game: WeWork – CityLab

The co-working startup is hatching plans to deploy data to reimagine urban problems. In the past, it has profiled neighborhoods based on class indicators. Source:...

If Your City Wants Equitable Job Growth, It Has to Zone for It

When it comes to the tension between the global economy and New York City’s local economy, the battle of Amazon gets all the headlines,...

Democrats’ House takeover could mean big changes for California water policy

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hoped to use a year-end government-funding bill to slip through an extension of a federal law that sends more...

Why So Much Plastic Is Found on the Great Lakes’ Beaches – CityLab

Source: Why So Much Plastic Is Found on the Great Lakes’ Beaches – CityLab

When it comes to the California delta, none of Gov. Jerry Brown’s potential successors have tunnel vision

Gov. Jerry Brown scored big last week in his tenacious effort to build monstrous twin water tunnels in the California delta. But his legacy...

California Launches Environmental Justice Unit to Protect Vulnerable Neighborhoods

California is getting an Environmental Justice Bureau charged with looking into polluters who operate in low-income and minority neighborhoods.'Far too many families in California suffer...

The Fight for Environmental Justice and the Rise of Citizen Activism

The city of Commerce, Calif., lies in one of the most industrialized pockets of the country. Located in southeast Los Angeles County, Commerce is...

Ball, Plunkett, Spielberg head to California Hall of Fame

Comedian Lucille Ball, former Oakland Raiders and Stanford University quarterback Jim Plunkett and moviemaker Steven Spielberg are among the latest class of California Hall...

Irma revealed weaknesses, but presented opportunities to shape a resilient Miami

Entering a City of Miami official’s office recently, I was greeted by two affectionate pups rescued from shelters after being abandoned during Hurricane Irma....

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative...

Urban or suburban? L.A.’s very identity is at stake in the March election

The protests and marches over the ascendancy of Donald Trump are still underway, but it’s already time, Los Angeles voters, to focus on another election...

What Can Artists Do to Oppose Trump?

When Vice President–elect Mike Pence went to see Hamilton on Broadway, he was doing more than enjoying a night at the theater. Even if he...

Houston Passes New Building Rules for Flood Resilience

When the waters of Hurricane Harvey receded, a staggering number of Houston-area residents were left with steep cleanup costs — and no insurance to...

Can Fighting Blight Prevent Gun Violence?

light is demonstrably hard on city budgets — particularly the coffers of local police and fire departments, which have to deal with the increased levels...

Goldstein Investigation: Millions In LA DWP Ratepayer Money Going To Charity

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is giving away more than $1 million a year in ratepayer money to...