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Can Cities Grant Nature the Right to Exist, and Thrive? – Next City

Source: Can Cities Grant Nature the Right to Exist, and Thrive? – Next City

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

A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah – Los Angeles Times

Source: A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah - Los Angeles Times

Mapping the strain on our water supply – The Washington Post

Source: Mapping the strain on our water supply - The Washington Post

Stripping Away Concrete Builds Community – and Better Health – in Milwaukee – Next City

Source: Stripping Away Concrete Builds Community – and Better Health – in Milwaukee – Next City

Architects Turned the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Into a Playscape – TIME

Source: Architects Turned the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Into a Playscape - TIME

A Commons for All: Vanguard Newark’s Big Idea Challenge – Next City

THE OPENING OF 3-ACRE MULBERRY COMMONS PARK IN MAY 2019, MAKES A PRETTIER, GREENER STROLL FOR VISITORS WALKING FROM NEWARK'S PENN STATION TO THE...

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 -...

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...

A Diverse Network of ‘Place Leaders’ Activates Public Spaces in Boston – Next City

In Chinatown, Roxbury and elsewhere, a program that strengthens public art and neighborhood identity amid rapid development. Source: A Diverse Network of ‘Place Leaders’ Activates...

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

The new LA River – Curbed Los Angeles

. Source: The new LA River

The Rise and Fall of Thinking Big About Cities – CityLab

A NEW EXHIBITION LOOKS BACK AT THE PERIOD OF GRAND URBAN DESIGN AND SOCIAL REFORM IN NEW YORK CITY, BOSTON, AND CHICAGO. Source: The Rise...

Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

Pop-up parks can lead to more social cohesion. Source: Pop-Up Parks Lead to More Biodiversity in Cities, Study Finds

SCI-Arc’s Hernan Diaz Alonso on Architecture as ‘More than Buildings’ | The Planning Report

Source: SCI-Arc’s Hernan Diaz Alonso on Architecture as ‘More than Buildings’ | The Planning Report

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...

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...

Are Urban Parks Dangerous? It Depends on Design – CityLab

RESEARCH ON THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN GREEN SPACE AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY FINDS THAT PARK DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING DETERMINES THEIR IMPACT ON CRIME AND SAFETY. Source: Are...

A Big Master Plan for Google’s Growing Smart City – CityLab

GOOGLE SIBLING COMPANY SIDEWALK LABS HAS REVEALED ITS MASTER PLAN FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL QUAYSIDE WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT—AND IT’S A LOT BIGGER. Source: A Big Master Plan...

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...

What Cities Can Do to Help Birds and Bees Survive

Pollinators—the wildlife that shuffle pollen between flowers—are being decimated. But they may still thrive with enough help from urban humans. Source: What Cities Can Do...

The La Brea Tar Pits are getting a makeover. Here’s why – Los Angeles Times

Three architectural firms — Weiss/Manfredi, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Dorte Mandrup — are competing to give the tar pits a new master plan. Source:...