The region has a bad smart growth record. But a new sustainable communities strategy just might change all that.
A new book takes a thorough look at how urban planning has shaped the Southern California posterchild for sprawl.
Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.
A UCLA class is trying to apply a strict building standard to an entire community.
The struggle to preserve the neighborhood's unique character in the face of development.
As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.
The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.
Designer Paige Smith fills the city's drainage holes with glittering geological matter.
With new water-conscious projects, Burbank is becoming a model of water reuse.
The Census Bureau is getting ready for the release of all the forms from its 1940 count.
Tired of listening to your neighbor's shoes, the garbage truck, and the sound of car traffic? What if you didn't have to?
How sensors and computers and phone apps are revolutionizing the way cities handle their parking spaces.
Lawsuits and questions about the true nature of murals have confounded L.A. for a decade.
Los Angeles's "Duke of Art Deco" collects and rehabs buildings that once housed Hollywood's greats.
Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.
A new anti-harassment law in Berkeley and a building-access law in San Francisco are both the second of their kind.
Two designers imagine a vacant Los Angeles store front as a community hub.
Also, a U.K. town takes care of a snowball-throwing teenager, and California cities ban mobile billboards and force medical-marijuana growers indoors.
In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.