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Are millennials becoming trapped in cities?

It seems like a common theme that young people often tend to live in cities.  Young adults just striking out on their own in the More...

Programs target poverty in Obama’s 5 ‘Promise Zones’

The staff at NPR take a look at some of the programs (such as after-school classes, GED courses and job training) being implemented to tackle poverty in five areas More...

Los Angeles is a sleeping software titan that’s about to wake up

It seems Los Angeles’ identity as a tech startup hub, and ability to compete at the same level as Silicon Valley, is getting more coverage. More...

How Los Angeles is kind of, almost a startup town

Los Angeles doesn’t necessarily spring to mind when one thinks of hubs for tech startups. According to Anna Nicolaou at Fast Company, though, the city is More...

Why U.S. cities have been making it harder to feed the homeless

Cities across the United States have been limiting how charitable groups feed the homeless over the past few years. Emily Badger at The Atlantic Cities looks More...

The neighborhood data portal every city needs

Big data and open data have been getting significant coverage lately for their potential impact on government transparency and civic engagement. Emily Badger at The Atlantic Cities takes More...

Urban placemaking: The LA park that used to be a parking lot

In August of 2012, Los Angeles’  50 Parks Initiatives had the goal of transforming underutilized properties in areas which lacked recreational space into parks.  On More...

A heat map dining guide to hoagies, hipsters and bacon

  Yelp is website that was designed with useful information that was created by the collective knowledge of previous diners.  The reviews have become so More...

One day soon L.A. may be known for the beauty of its bridges

A massive infrastructure project in L.A. a century ago built 14 new bridges that were completed in 1909 and 1938.  These historic bridges span over More...

Crowdsourced Design: Why Los Angeles is asking the public to create the library of the future

Candice Mack blogs at GOOD about an interesting new initiative by the Los Angeles Public Library to crowdsource a vision of its future. By getting the input of More...

‘FiT’ for solar: Los Angeles takes another step toward green energy

L.A. has designed a Feed in Tariff program in order to make good use of its rich solar energy. The 100 MW program is the More...