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The One Thing That’s on Mayors’ Priority Lists Nationwide

At the National League of Cities conference, parks and recreation was the priority for mayors. And for mayors in most of the U.S., housing...

Did the Largest Art Studio Tour in the US Drive Minneapolis’ Gentrification?

As the arts community in Northeast Minneapolis grew, so did the commodification of arts culture. Source: Did the Largest Art Studio Tour in the US...

Eli Broad looks back at the evolution of L.A.’s most important arts hub – Los Angeles Times

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad has played a major role at a number of arts institutions — MOCA, Disney Hall, The Broad museum —...

Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a sketch of shifting ideas in public art – Los Angeles Times

Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a thumbnail sketch of shifting ideas in public art Source: Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a sketch of...

New Eiffel Tower Park Plan: More Trees, Fewer Cars – CityLab

The most famous space in the city is set to get a pedestrian-friendly redesign that will create the city’s largest garden by 2024. Source: New...

Why Jeff Bezos’s Space Habitats Already Feel Stale – CityLab

If the sci-fi space cities of Bezos’s Blue Origin look familiar, it’s because they’re derived from the work of his college professor, the late...

Miami Beach Bets $7 Million on the Power of Art – CityLab

The city spent an unprecedented $7 million on a mural, sculptures, and other artworks around its newly renovated convention center. Source: Miami Beach Bets $7...

Atlanta’s Schoolyards to Become After-Hours Green Space – Next City

A new partnership will open up school green space on evenings and weekends so that neighbors have a place to play. Source: Atlanta’s Schoolyards to...

Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

Patronicity brings together local citizens and sponsors to support great initiatives in their communities. Source: Growing Communities Together | Patronicity

The Shed Has Big Ambitions for New York City – CityLab

If The Shed remains committed to its lofty goals, Hudson Yards may soon provide real accessibility and a sorely needed sense of inclusion. Source: The...

MIT, Harvard Teams Win 2019 ULI Hines Student Competition in Cincinnati – Urban Land Magazine

A redevelopment plan for a Cincinnati site presented by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University has taken top honors...

The Next Player in the ‘Smart City’ Game: WeWork – CityLab

The co-working startup is hatching plans to deploy data to reimagine urban problems. In the past, it has profiled neighborhoods based on class indicators. Source:...

If Your City Wants Equitable Job Growth, It Has to Zone for It

When it comes to the tension between the global economy and New York City’s local economy, the battle of Amazon gets all the headlines,...

Spending Just 20 Minutes in a Park Makes You Happier. Here’s What Else Being Outside Can Do for Your Health

Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is one of the fastest ways to improve your health and happiness. It’s been shown to lower stress, blood...

The Future Of Farming

Picture your life 30 years from now. How are you getting around? Maybe instead of sitting in traffic for 30 minutes, you’ll use that...

This NYC Park Is Designed to Be Flooded

An East River park that will protect residents from storm surges while providing access to the waterfront received some key community feedback this week....

Dorothy Iannone I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door

Dorothy Iannone is a Berlin-based artist whose works focus on eroticism and the female sexual experience. Inspired by Egyptian frescoes, Byzantine mosaics, and ancient...

This Desert City Is Aiming For A Completely Sustainable, Zero-Waste Future

Scorching sun, little water, and endless sand: The desert doesn’t exactly bring to mind sustainability. But that’s just the idea behind creating Masdar City...

Montreal’s Iconic Subway Cars Becoming Creative Spaces

Old subway cars (need) never die. They could be your city’s next art gallery, cafe, public garden feature or meeting space.While some retired cars...

101 movies about cities

In our ever-changing cities, as neighbors and neighborhoods move and evolve, it’s challenging to capture the fleeting moments and small stories that make urban...

Cleveland Wants to Connect the Dots With Hundreds of Miles of Greenways

Last year, Cleveland Metroparks celebrated its centennial. For the past 100 years, the agency has been implementing founder William Stinchcomb’s vision for an “emerald...

Projects Leveraging Public/Private Synergies

The Bloomingdale freight rail line shut down during the 1990s, leaving behind a 2.7-mile (4 km) elevated corridor running through the northwest side of...

New York Architecture Firm Proposes Floating Housing Complex

eawalls and flood insurance are all well and good, but a New York architecture firm has designed a more ambitious (but probably less practical) solution for...

Why This Architect Wants To Build A City Covered In Plants And Trees

Strong evidence suggests that humans descended from tree-dwelling primates (as opposed to those of the knuckle-dragging, earthbound variety). Thanks to Italian architect Stefano Boeri,...