Los Angeles

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.

L.A. Moves Forward With Its Own Immigration Reform

The nation's second-largest city has approved ID cards aimed at helping the otherwise undocumented.

The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World

Just five metro areas move nearly 40 percent of all U.S. international passengers.

2012 Ballot Initiatives: Local Winners and Losers

A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.

Optical Illusions That Make Street Signs 'Invisible'

This is quite an elaborate way to avoid parking tickets.

The Skyrocketing Costs of Running for Mayor of a Major U.S. City

While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.

Nerd Alert: Proposed Los Angeles Pavilion Is Batman-Flavored

The ominous, obsidian graduation pavilion is named the "League of Shadows."

Does Your City Need a Transit Riders Union?

Unions may be dying off in the workplace. But could they make a difference on the bus?

The World's Least Boring Gas Stations

These gas stations do a better job than most at catching the eye of the weary driver.

The Best Cities for Green Commuters

Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?

San Francisco Sure Looks Creepy Without Any People In It

Filmmaker Ross Ching explains how he managed to depict the Golden Gate Bridge with no traffic, among other famous locations.

The Space Shuttle Down the Street

Endeavour makes a hulking, halting trip through Los Angeles.

Is This What an Urban 'Big Box Store' Should Look Like?

Target's new Los Angeles space aims for urban chic. Do they miss the mark?