urban-planning

This City Council Candidate Thinks Bike Lanes Will Solve LA’s Gentrification Issues

It wasn’t until December 2015 — when a city service truck struck and killed a teenage boy crossing Figueroa Street, a notoriously pedestrian-unfriendly stretch of road in…

Everywhere Is a Park

This summer felt like a wholesome kind of theft — the opening to a movie, just after the apocalypse, when the protagonist walks through the aisles of…

Meet the Guy Behind Those Brutal LA Metro Ads

Metropolitan transportation authorities are not known for their great wit. Hearing “viral” and “public transit” in the same sentence usually means it’s a good day…

Are Cities Making Us Lesser Men?

There’s something vaguely emasculating about living in a city. Cities are engineered for efficiency and convenience, but leave us disconnected from nature and all the…