Los Angeles

Ice Cube as Urbanist

The rapper's take on Los Angeles' architecture would make critics proud

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The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

Nate Berg

Rehabilitating the Occupy L.A. Park

Emptied of protesters, the park outside Los Angeles City Hall will take months to fix

ITO

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Reuters

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

Postcard From Los Angeles

Free turkeys, mandatory smiles and 1 dollar land for Occupy Los Angeles

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The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams

Reuters

L.A. Opens Up its School Yards

A pilot program allows joint use of school playgrounds by communities in park-poor areas

Reuters

In Los Angeles, Front Yard Farmers' Markets

A new law will allow local farmers to sell their goods from their homes

Reuters

How Green Is High-Speed Rail?

Experts say America's bullet trains will need to carry 10 million passengers to offset the environmental impact of construction

Reuters

Do Doctors Avoid City Smog More Than Others?

In Los Angeles, at least, the answer is no

Martin Prosperity Institute

Where the Twitterati Live

Why the world's most popular tweeters are clustered in a handful of American cities—and Brazil

Courtesy Tim Simmons

A Glimpse of Nature, Via Downtown Billboards

A photo project in Los Angeles and Philadelphia implants images of nature on urban billboards and buildings

Beth Zeigler

What to Do With a Glut of Reusable Bags

One woman's quest to give away all the extra grocery bags she's collected

California High-Speed Rail Authority

History Gives Hope to California High-Speed Rail

What America's first-generation railroad system says about its next one

Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

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The Best and Worst of the World's Central Plazas and Squares

A pair of slideshows illuminating what makes a public gathering space work and what doesn't

Brian Rose

Designing for Density Doesn't Have to Be Ugly, or Scary

San Francisco-based architect David Baker finds beauty in buildings that house lots of people