Los Angeles

Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 

What We Can Learn From City Busways

A look at the successes and failures of some prominent American systems

L.A.'s Bike Lane Blues

After two coats of paint, a new bike lane in Los Angeles is struggling to take hold

Ice Cube as Urbanist

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

The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

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

Rehabilitating the Occupy L.A. Park

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

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

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

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

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

The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

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

L.A. Opens Up its School Yards

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

In Los Angeles, Front Yard Farmers' Markets

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

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

Do Doctors Avoid City Smog More Than Others?

In Los Angeles, at least, the answer is no

Where the Twitterati Live

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

A Glimpse of Nature, Via Downtown Billboards

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

What to Do With a Glut of Reusable Bags

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

History Gives Hope to California High-Speed Rail

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