Los Angeles

Did Parking Meters Just Get Too Smart?

The end of free time in Santa Monica.

Virtual Murals for Real-Life Buildings

The new frontier of augmented reality apps comes to urban art.

Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

This Week in Bans: No Pets for You in Huntington Beach

Also, the Netherlands bans tourists from purchasing marijuana (yes, really), and one Indianapolis contractor gets a visit from Johnny Law.

America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.

The Uncertain Legacy of America's Pedestrian Malls

A look at some of America's most (and least) successful designs.

The Top U.S. Cities for New Home Construction

Where construction markets are picking up again.

Do Honor Systems on Mass Transit Work Better in Smaller Cities?

Los Angeles is once again considering ending the honor system on its rail system.

Eerie Twitter Account of the Day: @RealTimeLARiots

The KNBC team is recreating the timeline of the 1992 L.A. Riots, and you can follow along.

North America's Most Distinctive Theater Marquees

A sampling of some of the most vibrant, colorful signs.

How to Green Southern Cities Built in the Age of Cars and Air Conditioning

U.S. cities in the South have their own set of challenges to face in going green. But Atlanta, for one, is trying.

Is SoCal America's Next Environmental Success Story?

The region has a bad smart growth record. But a new sustainable communities strategy just might change all that.

Unplanned L.A.? Think Again

A new book takes a thorough look at how urban planning has shaped the Southern California posterchild for sprawl.

An Illegal Curbside Garden Flourishes in L.A.

Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.

The Greenest Building May Actually Be a Neighborhood

A UCLA class is trying to apply a strict building standard to an entire community.

The Fight to Save Los Angeles's Little Tokyo

The struggle to preserve the neighborhood's unique character in the face of development.

Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

An Ice Cream Truck for Architecture Dorks

The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.

The Secret Geometric Treasures Hidden Around Los Angeles

Designer Paige Smith fills the city's drainage holes with glittering geological matter.