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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

Rise Is a High-School Musical with a Serious Mission

I feel like all of the shows I’ve done before have led to this,” says Jason Katims of his new drama series, Rise. He’s sitting in the...

What a big LACMA exhibition has to say about L.A.’s ongoing search for ‘civic identity’

This column touched last week on the well-worn idea, revived most recently by the New York Times, that Los Angeles has an unusually weak...

Democrats on both coasts cry foul after Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling plan

Democratic officials in California and New York accused the Trump administration of unfair partisan treatment Tuesday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exempted Florida from...

The Merits of “Freedom Dreaming” and Other Takeaways From the Brooklyn Museum’s First-Ever Conference on Art and Social Justice

The first-annual Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change at the Brooklyn Museum brought together an impressive roster of artists, scholars, curators, and activists to address...

Mars counters Trump’s climate stance with $1bn sustainability plan

Confectionery firm also launches M&Ms renewable energy campaign as part of a growing corporate backlash against the US’s decision to pull out of the...

Federal agencies greenlight proposed delta tunnel project

Federal fishery agencies Monday pushed forward a controversial water project that would change the way Northern California supplies are sent to the Southland.The U.S....

‘La La Land’ looks beautiful, but gentrification makes it harder for old Hollywood to play itself

As young artists on the hunt for love in “La La Land,” Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone romance their way through the Hermosa Beach pier, the SmokeHouse...

Why I’m leaving The Times for a job at City Hall

As the architecture critic for The Times since 2004, I've filed stories from Japan, Colombia, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates, among other spots...

The Nunes memo made this congressman a national name. But his California district cares about water, not Russia

At Old Salles Cafe, near the northern outskirts of this deeply conservative farming city, Archie Harrison said he did not know much about his...

As fish disappear, Trump administration seeks to pump more California water south

The Trump administration, teeing up a fight with California regulators, is trying to pump more water through the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the...

Griffith Park and the LA River to National Park System

For such an immense urban area, Los Angeles is rich with natural resources, and a new bill introduced in Congress Wednesday would place nearly...