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There seems to be a newfound fascination with the unbuilt. As urban planners are rethinking cities, historians of art and architecture are delving into the past, plucking from archives artistic renderings of residential communities, airports, transit systems, even theme parks that, for one reason or another, never came to fruition.
On March 29, Metro will hold a public hearing on fare changes. The issue at hand isn’t about how much we should charge for bus and rail service. It’s about sweeping changes in how riders use and connect with their ever growing transit network.
Development that is oriented toward health and wellness—including living space and workspace—is emerging as a real estate trend that will redefine community building for decades to come, according to land use and health experts at ULI’s recent Building Healthy Places conference in Los Angeles.
A visitor to mid-19th century Los Angeles would have spotted numerous water wheels dotting the L.A. River: giant, churning wooden disks ferrying water to local residents and farms.
There is much celebrating going on by Metro and transit expansion advocates around the region. In President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for next year, a cool $200 million is set aside for Los Angeles under the “new starts” program. $100 million of that is set to go towards the Regional Connector and the other $100 million to the Westside Subway extension.
The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee approved two motions that aim to prohibit local oil extraction processes known as fracking. Both motions will now be heard by the full City Council this Friday February 28th, where they are expected to pass.
THE US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has signed a $US 670m construction grant agreement with Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to fund the city's Downtown Regional Connector light rail line, which is due to open in 2020.
Opening a weekend trip to California, President Barack Obama on Friday will offer millions in federal aid for the drought-stricken state, then hold an unusual West Coast meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II, a key U.S. partner in the Middle East.
Lady Gaga has a new message for all of her “little monsters”: Save water. The five-time Grammy Award winner will soon be on the air with a public service announcement urging Californians to do their part to help with the state’s drought.
Just how much do arts and culture contribute to U.S. economic growth? The federal government has decided it wants to know – every year.
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