Los Angeles

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

The Sad and Telling Reaction of School Districts Everywhere to Sandy Hook

Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.

This Most Recent Decline in U.S. Violent Crime Is Different From the Last One

Homicide rates have fallen significantly in some places. Does economic development deserve the credit?

The Stark Geographic Inequality of the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

A small number of coastal cities get the bulk of the benefit.

Urban Forest of the Day: An L.A. Billboard Made of Bamboo

It'll come complete with a hydration system, climate monitors, and a Wifi connection to make that data available to the public.

The 'Strong Core' Theory of Los Angeles

Samuel Krueger believes he's identified a structure to L.A. that's not unlike Manhattan or Chicago's Loop.

Terrifying: Half of L.A.'s Crashes Are Hit and Runs

It's by far the highest rate in the country.

6 Videos That Show the Fascinating Ebb and Flow of Regional Transit

These maps track the movement of transit vehicles in various cities over the course of 24 hours.

The Leading U.S. Cities for LGBT Equality

They are mostly found on the coasts, according to a new study.

The Rise of 'Urban Ecology'

Scientists have taken a new interest in how plant and animal life respond to the city.

Santa Monica Passed a Law to Stop Parties at One House

When your parties require special legislation, you know you're doing something right.

Car Elevators: Not Just for Rich People

Automated parking garages are now popping up on both coasts. Could this save dense cities space?

Cities With Denser Cores Do Better

Packed city centers are correlated with economic growth, talent levels, and diversity.

Why Mayors Should Run the Department of Transportation

Some unsolicited thoughts for the president as he replaces Ray LaHood.

'Drivelapse' of the Day: Route 66 in 3 Minutes

Brian DeFrees captures the big and small spots along the highway.

To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

Do We Pay More To Live in Diverse Neighborhoods?

Diverse neighborhoods had higher population growth and stronger property value growth last year – and they’re a bit pricier to begin with.

America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

More and more suburbs are cropping up as hubs.