Los Angeles

The Wisdom of Wastewater Recycling

With new water-conscious projects, Burbank is becoming a model of water reuse.

Infographic of the Day: The Top 5 U.S. Cities in 1940 vs. 2010

The Census Bureau is getting ready for the release of all the forms from its 1940 count.

The Science of Quieter Cities

Tired of listening to your neighbor's shoes, the garbage truck, and the sound of car traffic? What if you didn't have to?

The Future of Intelligent Parking

How sensors and computers and phone apps are revolutionizing the way cities handle their parking spaces.

The Convoluted Path to Ending Los Angeles's Mural Ban

Lawsuits and questions about the true nature of murals have confounded L.A. for a decade.

Restoring Retro Hollywood, One Apartment at a Time

Los Angeles's "Duke of Art Deco" collects and rehabs buildings that once housed Hollywood's greats.

Mapping How the Seas Will Eat Coastal U.S. Cities

Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.

Is the Biker Rights Movement Gaining Momentum?

A new anti-harassment law in Berkeley and a building-access law in San Francisco are both the second of their kind.

Reinventing the Big Box Store

Two designers imagine a vacant Los Angeles store front as a community hub.

This Week in Bans: Florida City Outlaws Scary Ex-Employee

Also, a U.K. town takes care of a snowball-throwing teenager, and California cities ban mobile billboards and force medical-marijuana growers indoors.

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

Los Angeles Seeks Pedestrians

A pilot project aims to pave the way for community-led reuses of L.A. streets.

Postcard From Hollywood

A roommate fight turns fiery, and more news.

The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

For the Urban Poor, a Downside to Residential Mobility

A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.

Sprinkles Cupcakes Explains Its 24-Hour 'Cupcake ATM'

The company says it plans to launch round-the-clock, cupcake-dispensing automatons in not just Beverly Hills, but every city it's located in.

In Los Angeles, a Brownfield Gets a Second Life

Thanks to funding from a lawsuit, a lush new park was created in the city's south side.

The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.

The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.