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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

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...

Palo Alto Wants to Tear Down a Giant Computer-Egg Sculpture—But the Artist Says It Violates Her Rights

The Visual Artists Rights Act, known as VARA, could be set for another key test later this month, if the city of Palo Alto,...

Senate tax measure helps President Trump pivot away from clean energy and back to fossil fuels

The Trump administration’s campaign for “American energy dominance,” which focuses on elevating the nation’s fossil fuel production, received a potential big boost from Republican senators...

Southern California water agency approves pitching in $4.3 billion for massive delta tunnels project

Southern California’s largest water agency Tuesday threw a lifeline to California WaterFix, approving a $4.3-billion buy-in to the water delivery project.The closely watched vote...

More than murals, Wide Open Walls is a sign Sacramento has finally arrived

Most days, the tree-lined midtown streets near The Sacramento Bee are quiet and predictable. In other words, boring. But on Friday, as the clock...

The Garcetti Decade*: A chance to shape L.A. more broadly than any mayor since Tom Bradley

In 2009, Los Angeles magazine put a picture of Antonio Villaraigosa, newly elected to a second term as mayor, on its cover beneath a...

Obama gives presidential medals to Silicon Valley, Hollywood, sports and rock stars

For the last time before he leaves office, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday, bestowing it on 21 stars of Silicon Valley,...

Nothing’s been done to protect 100 miles of Southern California creeks and rivers, group claims in lawsuit against Trump administration

More than nine years after Congress declared 100 miles of waterways in Southern California as wild and scenic, the federal agencies managing those resources...