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How ‘Tactical Transit Lanes’ Help Buses Beat Traffic – CityLab

“Red carpet” bus lanes can be a cheap, fast, and effective way to smooth commutes for public transit users and drivers alike. Source: How 'Tactical...

Jack Baylis on Maximizing Southern California’s Water Infrastructure in a Changing Climate | The Planning Report

The Planning Report is the insider's guide to urban planning and infrastructure in Southern California Source: Jack Baylis on Maximizing Southern California’s Water Infrastructure in...

County wants authority over L.A. River flood-control channels owned by U.S. government – Los Angeles Times

The move was spurred by concerns that the Army Corps of Engineers’ World War II-era channels, including a lush soft-bottom stretch of the Los...

World’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam

Charity calls for 1% wealth tax, saying it would raise enough to educate every child not in school Source: World’s 26 richest people own as...

The Controversial Renovation of Montreal’s Beloved Public Park

Parc-Jean Drapeau’s redesign attempts to balance priceless serenity and outdoor art with profitable festivals. Many Montrealers are skeptical. Source: The Controversial Renovation of Montreal’s Beloved...

Can NIMBYs Fight for Justice?

In a post-Katrina New Orleans, neighborhood associations increased their political power to promote or suppress development. But to whose benefit? Source: Can NIMBYs Fight for Justice?

A Christmas Mural From Bansky Inspired an Art Dealer to Open the UK’s First Street Art Center in an Industrial Welsh Town | artnet...

Art dealer John Brandler is in preliminary talks with the local city council of Port Talbot about the new art hub. Source: A Christmas Mural From...

LA’s next big earthquake could displace 270,000 people

Where will they go? Source: LA’s next big earthquake could displace 270,000 people

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants the tech industry to help pay for new housing. But not for the neediest Californians

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he was asking tech leaders for a lot of money to help stem’s the state’s affordable housing crisis. But how...

An Architecture Firm Is Raising Money to Build a Gold Prototype for Trump’s Border Wall Around Mar-a-Lago | artnet News

Chicago architecture firm New World Design, which has launched a GoFundMe campaign to build President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall. Source: An Architecture Firm Is Raising Money...

California Knows How to Boost Air Quality and Independent Truck Drivers

State loan program cleans the air and keeps independent truckers in business. Source: California Knows How to Boost Air Quality and Independent Truck Drivers

Michael Ford on the Hip Hop Architecture Camp

Join Next City for our next online seminar with guest presenter Michael Ford, AIA, creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, on Wednesday, January...