Los Angeles

The Ghost Town of Los Angeles

How a small neighborhood next to LAX slowly disappeared.

Why L.A.'s $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Case Is Such a Big Deal

Los Angeles isn't the only jurisdiction that's been forced to confront its sidewalk problems by disability-rights advocates, and it won't be the last.

Los Angeles Just Solved the Street Parking Sign

Least. Confusing. Parking sign. Ever.

What Growing Up in a Segregated L.A. Neighborhood Means to Young Latinos

New research examines how second-generation immigrants assimilate into rough urban environments.

'Bikes vs. Cars' Wages the Wrong War

A review of Fredrik Gertten's new documentary.

Mapping the Next Major California Earthquake

Is your city in the danger zone?

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

2 Notes of Caution on America's 'Record' Mass Transit Year

The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.

With Less Pollution, L.A. Kids Are Growing Stronger Lungs

Millennial children have better respiratory health than did those in the smoggy '90s.

California Drivers Are About to Give High-Speed Rail a Big Funding Boost

State cap-and-trade revenue, which now includes tailpipe credits, appear set to far outpace expectations.

A Rare Crowd of Funnel Clouds Descends on Southern California

But the rash of foul weather probably won't do much to help the state's drought.

A Fatal Police Shooting Shows How the 'Safer Cities' Initiative in Los Angeles Failed Skid Row

Over half of the neighborhood's homeless population has been arrested or harassed in recent years, according to a survey.

The Myth That Everyone Naturally Prefers Trains to Buses

When you focus on what really matters—service—much of the difference actually disappears.

The L.A. Dodgers Are Named After Terrified Brooklyn Pedestrians

The history of the "Trolley Dodgers" reminds us city streets once belonged to people.

Want Your City to Thrive? Look to Its Trees

Communities like Culver City, California, are focusing on urban forest plans to help protect a major economic and environmental asset: the tree canopy.

A World Where Proper Mass Transit Etiquette Is the Key to Finding Love

For Valentine's Day, the Los Angeles Metro system offers up a love story and a PSA all in one.

An Infographic Power Ranking of California's Start-Up Cities

Two MIT social scientists have developed a better way of mapping entrepreneurial quality.

Here Are the Tools to Hack into Your City's Public Advertising

But you probably shouldn't do that, says the artist making them.

7 Design Lessons From the World's Most Gorgeous BRT Stations

Ideas that help distinguish the service from a regular old bus.