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Before Google Maps, This Was How to Drive in L.A. – CityLab

Source: Before Google Maps, This Was How to Drive in L.A. - CityLab

Cities With Good Public Transit Lure New Startups – CityLab

A NEW STUDY FINDS A CLOSE CONNECTION BETWEEN TRANSIT ACCESS AND STARTUPS OF ALL TYPES. Source: Cities With Good Public Transit Lure New Startups -...

The new LA River – Curbed Los Angeles

. Source: The new LA River

Swan boats light up the night at Echo Park Lake | Echo Park | theeastsiderla.com

Source: Swan boats light up the night at Echo Park Lake | Echo Park | theeastsiderla.com

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...

What Will San Diego Look like in 2069? – San Diego Magazine

THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO IS 250! INSTEAD OF LOOKING BACK, WE ASKED EXPERTS TO PREDICT HOW OUR CITY WILL LOOK IN 50 MORE...

What’s a ‘Smart City’ Supposed to Look Like? – CityLab

THE VISION OF THE TECHNOLOGY-POWERED METROPOLIS OF THE FUTURE IS BEING SOLD WITH IMAGES THAT BEAR LITTLE RESEMBLANCE TO THE REAL WORLD. Source: What's...

Pittsburgh’s New Park Will Connect Neighborhoods, But Not All Neighbors Welcome the Union – Next City

$32 MILLION WILL BE DEDICATED TO RECONNECTING PITTSBURGH’S DOWNTOWN AND LOWER HILL DISTRICT, REPORTS THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. AFTER MONTHS OF PLANNING, THE I-579 CAP...

In Trump’s trade war with China, L.A. ports are ground zero – Los Angeles Times

Trump's trade war has thrown a wrench into Southern California's supply chain, starting with ports that handle 48% of containerized China trade. Source: In Trump’s...

Should AOC’s Public Transportation Choices Matter?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ transportation choices are rightly getting attention. The freshman congresswoman representing Queens and the Bronx was called out by the New York Post over...

Las Vegas Gambles on a ‘Smart City’ Technology Makeover

Let it ride: Las Vegas launched a self-driving downtown shuttle service last year, part of a wave of high-tech pilots. John Locher/AP The casino...

Cities from scratch: watch new cities rise from the desert, jungle and sea | Cities | The Guardian

THE HEAD OF THE NEW CITIES LAB AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY HAS DOCUMENTED MORE THAN 100 CITIES THAT HAVE SPRUNG UP ACROSS ASIA AND AFRICA...

Could High-Speed Rail Ease California’s Housing Crisis? See Japan.

The future of California’s ambitious but troubled high-speed rail project is murkier than ever. Always controversial, the California High-Speed Rail (CHSR) project, which promises to...

Federal Transit Funding Is on Track to Dry Up in 2021. Yes, Cities Are Worried.

With the federal government back in operation for three weeks after a historic shutdown, U.S. transportation agencies are breathing short sighs of relief. As...

You Can’t Design Bike-Friendly Cities Without Considering Race and Class

Designing for bikes has become a hallmark of forward-looking modern cities worldwide. Bike-friendly city ratings abound, and advocates promote cycling as a way to...

4 Ways to Explore the L.A. River on Foot

This piece originally appeared as part of the 20 Great Walks guide in the February 2018 issue of Los Angeles magazine.When people talk about the...

Climb inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown L.A.

Ten weeks in and 60 feet beneath the streets of downtown Los Angeles, the miners have clawed through nearly 2,600 feet of earth.At 5...

9 Expo Line Hacks That Will Make You Love L.A.’s New Train

We’re in the heat of beach season, which means Santa Monica and Venice are calling. With traffic and parking, driving to the Pacific is...

These Future Doctors Are Learning How to Influence Urban Design

Dr. Bon Ku, like many Americans, grew up without health insurance. The son of Korean immigrants who bounced from Chicago to Houston before landing...

Huntington Park approves plans for Rails to River Trail

HUNTINGTON PARK — Bicycles and vehicles would share a trail with possibly two operating railroads along a 4.5-mile stretch of Randolph Street through the...

How Cities Can Embrace Innovation Without Sacrificing Public Health and Safety

any city governments in the U.S. and elsewhere are torn when it comes to innovation. On the one hand, constituents live in a world...

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...

Cities That Went Big on Infrastructure Investments in 2017

Despite President Donald Trump’s promises to “fix our inner cities” and invest in urban infrastructure, American cities have spent much of the first year...

Los Angeles completes purchase of 42-acre L.A. River-adjacent parcel

The City of Los Angeles recently closed escrow the G2 parcel, a 42-acre strip of land adjacent to the Los Angeles River that will be...