While its shuttered department stores cause headaches around the U.S., Sears’s massive 1920s warehouses represent a triumph of post-industrial urbanism.
Five U.S. cities just lost a critical source of local news. The former LAist editor explains why it’s so troubling that they were silenced.
In its second season, the podcast “There Goes the Neighborhood” explores the pressures of life in a changing Los Angeles—with lessons for listeners everywhere.
“The comparison is not a bad one.”
Crashes between cars and critters are up in California, particularly in the Bay Area. What can transportation departments do?
The city’s walls have been one of the few places for minorities to tell their side of history. But too often, even those attempts have been thwarted.
Residents can get up to $75,000 to build a “granny flat”—if they open it up to a homeless family.
How might climate change and new technology cause upheavals in our sensorial landscape?
The LADOT’s inaugural artist-in-residence has gifted a bus shelter with some truly weird, history-inspired scents.
And what that means for affordable housing across the country.
Stable housing is a crucial public health intervention for vulnerable people. Anthony Ruffin is on a quest to help those most at risk.
Has your city had the honor of being profanely recognized by these hip-hop kings?
It fizzled out 20 years ago, but the city can do better this time around.
The health dangers of urban heat islands are sneaky and pernicious—and researchers are trying to crack the code.
Over 100 bills aim to fix the state’s severe housing crisis, including many that would crack down on developers and communities that aren’t doing their part.
This family drama takes some expected, even stereotypical turns. But it gets a lot of things right.
The city is installing lavender-smelling deodorizers in train cars to address rider complaints.
In low-income neighborhoods, even the best-designed parks and community centers go to waste if no one uses them. The nonprofit Kounkuey Design Initiative is taking that challenge head-on.
A documentary about the Ovarian Psycos is coming soon to PBS.
The off-the-grid solar home would imperceptibly spin on its central axis, providing fresh views with each season.