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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

MOCA Fires Chief Curator Helen Molesworth for ‘Undermining the Museum,’ According to Report

Helen Molesworth, one of the most prominent curators working in the United States, has been fired from her job as chief curator of the...

A Brief Guide to ‘Social Impact Partnerships’

Last week, when Congress lifted spending caps put in place during the Obama administration with a budget extension bill, lawmakers also carved out space...

What’s It Really Like to Be an Artist?

When Laurie Simmons made her debut as an artist and photographer in the mid-1970s, she and other Pictures Generation artists sought to confront the...

Long Beach Mayor Garcia on Measure M, General Plan Update & L.A. River Revitalization

As a relatively new Metro Board member, and with L.A. County’s Measure M funding as a resource, what are your priorities for rail and...

Creativity Has No Borders: Art Against the Immigration Ban

In an executive order issued shortly after his inauguration, President Donald Trump closed U.S. borders to individuals from seven predominantly Muslim nations: Iran, Iraq,...

Before Obama, The GOP (And Just About Everyone Else) Loved The Arts

When Ronald Reagan called the United States a “city on a hill” in 1974, it encapsulated an expansive, optimistic vision of America.The phrase comes...

Artist Wants Trump to Ditch ‘Racist’ Wall for Orange Fence by Christo

Dozens of signatories are piling on to artist Luis Camnitzer‘s new petitionasking President-elect Donald Trump to commission famed installation artist Christo to build an...

Commit To Be A River Voter

The Los Angeles River is on the ballot. Measure A & Measure M will directly improve the lives of millions of people in Los...

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...