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Code Enforcement Goes High-Tech

CityScan uses street-mapping technology and public records to find hidden violations.

Street-Stencil King Logan Hicks Gets a Pop-Up Show in L.A.

It's only for three days, so catch it if you can.

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Beverly Hills's Juicy NIMBY Battle Goes to the Polls Today

The fight over a subway line under the high school has exposed the conflicted, vulnerable position of Mayor William Brien.

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Subway Babies and Shrinking Cities (Well): Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

John Metcalfe

How NASA Scientists Are Turning L.A. Into One Big Climate-Change Lab

Studying the emissions of megacities like Los Angeles promises to be the next big thing in combating global warming.

Michael Maltzan Architecture

One Day Soon L.A. May Be Known for the Beauty of Its Bridges

A new crop of high-design bridge replacements has L.A. poised to remake its image.

Mathias Hintermann

Like to Eat Sausages While Cycling? Then This Bike Grill's for You

Here's how to become the most popular person in your 'hood, especially among large, sweaty men.

The Rise and Fall of One of America's Most Innovative Hotel Chains

Statler grew up with America's cities.

Here's What Would Happen if a Huge Asteroid Hit Your City

Would you dissolve in fire or would your clothes simply ignite?

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The Neighborhoods With the Most Single Ladies (and Men)

Just in time for Valentine's Day.

Please, Sit Back and Allow Moby to Explain All About L.A.'s Architecture

Did you know Moby is an architecture blogger now?

Courtesy of AC Martin Partners

The New Tallest Building on the West Coast

The Wilshire Grand will beat out the current title-holder by 82 feet.

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Do Big City Drivers Actually Have It Worse?

The latest look at how much time American commuters spend in traffic, and the methodology problems that come along with it.

Reuters

Lost Frontiers and Foolish Funding: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Before L.A. Became a Car Town, Commuters Actually Rode Mass Transit

It's true – this 1960s video of L.A.'s "Red Car" rail system proves it!

These 8 Cities Have America's Crummiest Winters

Celebrate this awful time of year by thinking about the cities that have it even worse.

Zara Matheson/MPI

Class-Divided Cities: Los Angeles Edition

The second in our series mapping the growing class divides in American cities and metros.

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Finding Beauty in the Hypnotic Sound of Police Scanners

A window into the steady rhythm of first responders in a major city.

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Public Transportation ... for Your Car?

Behold the train-ferry for car commuters, and one of the craziest transit ideas we've ever seen.