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  1. developments
    Climate-Change-Related Lawsuit Nixes Huge California DevelopmentNot in my backyard, says Planet Earth, backed by a judge.
  2. hollywood
    Don’t Worry, the Cinerama Dome Won’t Get Demolished (Probably)But it might need a savior like Netflix to stay intact.
  3. granny flats
    No, 3-D Printing the Suburbs Is Not the Future of HousingBut the process is certainly mesmerizing to watch.
  4. brooklyn bridge
    The Brooklyn Bridge Finally Gets Its Own Bike Path! Except …It’s gonna be a little snug.
  5. public space
    Last Night in Echo ParkOn the scene as the LAPD evicted an enormous community of unhoused residents from the shore of Echo Park Lake.
  6. the oscars
    Don’t Hold the Oscars at Union StationThere’s a bigger, better idea sitting right in front of us.
  7. help is on the way
    What Is New York City Getting From the American Rescue Plan?A much-needed $6.5 billion for the MTA and another $6 billion in direct fiscal relief to the city.
  8. street view
    Standstill Traffic May Be the Only Thing Keeping Crash-Death Numbers DownAnd until we redesign our streets, those numbers will keep going up.
  9. ideas
    Social Workers Instead of Police? Denver’s 911 Experiment Is a Promising StartSix months into a pilot program that deploys squads of caregivers in place of cops, there are signs of success.
  10. on tv
    What Eric Garcetti Might Borrow From ‘Mr. Mayor’Five good L.A. ideas he can take from Neil Bremer’s imaginary governance.
  11. close calls
    A Speeding Driver Obliterated an Empty Streetery in a Dramatic Midtown CrashEight people are hospitalized, including two kids.
  12. special delivery
    Sure, Laugh Away. But Every Big Vehicle Should Look Like the New USPS TruckWe admit it’s goofy-looking, but it’s a much safer design for crowded cities.
  13. congestion pricing
    Secretary Pete Is Already Coming Through for New York City on Congestion PricingFederal approval is finally coming for the MTA-funding traffic-reducing program.
  14. perseverance
    Landing a Rover on Mars Proves We Have the Smarts to Fix EarthIf we can master interplanetary, zero-emission transportation, are high-speed trains and EVs really too hard?
  15. bad air
    Maybe You Should’ve Been Wearing a Mask in the Subway All AlongAir pollution at some stations is so bad that it’s like inhaling wildfire smoke.
  16. pedalling
    Here’s a Handsome Solution to New York’s Bike-Parking CrisisOonee’s pods can securely store seven bikes in one car’s worth of parking.
  17. gulp
    Could the Florida Water-Supply Hacking Happen in New York City?Good news: There are a lot of checks and tests that go on here. But that doesn’t mean we’re careful enough.
  18. pete buttigieg
    Dear Secretary Pete, 9 Transportation Projects You Should Consider Right AwayInfrastructure that can tackle emissions while delivering other benefits to help Americans get around.
  19. housing politics
    Austin Experiments With Moving Police Dollars to Homeless HousingThe city council has bought one hotel and plans to purchase another this week.
  20. preservation
    L.A. Doesn’t Need to Save Every Unremarkable Little BuildingWhen NIMBYs sneakily invoke nostalgia for something that’s neither old nor architecturally significant, it’s time to say no.
  21. boring news
    Elon Musk’s Plan to Dig Car Tunnels Under Miami Is Filled With HolesIt’s the sinkhole capital of the United States, to start.
  22. infrastructure
    Trump Called Himself the ‘Builder President.’ But What Did He Actually Build?A short, grim list of projects he completed while in office.
  23. amtrak joe
    Joe Biden’s Amtrak Trip to His Inauguration Has Been DerailedThe inauguration itinerary has changed to protect the president-elect from Trump’s legacy.
  24. streets
    New York Is Bringing Up the Absolute Rear on Trash PickupA new pilot program will start collecting trash just like every other city already does.
  25. getting around
    Zoox Is Only Barely a Car, and That’s Its Most Promising FeatureThe driverless dream works better when it’s shared.
  26. climate change
    Biden’s Climate Team Is a Bigger Deal for Cities Than Any Cabinet AppointmentA little help for mayors who said they could reduce emissions themselves.
  27. industry news
    L.A. Real-Estate Agent Dalton Gomez Announces Engagement to Pop SingerHis fiancée is Ariana Grande, a performer from Boca Raton, Florida.
  28. whirrrrrrr
    Los Angeles Wants a Flying-Taxi Division. What Could Go Wrong?Unlikely future, meet realistic present.
  29. california
    Premiering Soon: The Real Health Department of Beverly HillsThe city wants to start its own department independent of Los Angeles County, mostly so it can reopen its restaurants.
  30. amtrak joe
    Pete Buttigieg Isn’t a Transit Visionary. But Biden Might Not Need One.Experience doesn’t matter as much when he’s got Amtrak Joe’s agenda.
  31. boring news
    Elon Musk Heads to Texas; Californians Don’t Seem To MindHe thinks he was being taken for granted.
  32. distancing
    New Yorkers’ Standoffish Subway Behavior Primed Us for a Pandemic“The typical New York subway rider doesn’t interact with other riders. There’s a culture of avoiding eye contact.”
  33. city people
    Now That an Urban Planner Is on the City Council, Can She Help Fix Los Angeles?Nithya Raman is calling for systemic change — including breaking up her own district.
  34. please stay home
    Curfews Will Do Almost Nothing to Stop the Spread of COVIDThe virus doesn’t know what time of day it is.
  35. climate change
    California’s Gas-Car Ban Could Go Nationwide — But Still Doesn’t Go Far EnoughIt’ll take more leverage than even one huge state can apply, and it has to happen much faster than 2035.
  36. getting around
    Uber and Lyft Just Bought a Law in CaliforniaThe companies spent $200 million to pass Proposition 22, which establishes gig-economy drivers as a new employment class.
  37. barriers
    The White House Has Barricaded Itself InHe built a wall. No, not that one.
  38. first tuesday in november
    Cities Are Preparing for Election Night Protests With Curfews and PlywoodBoarding up windows, locking down, and anticipating an unsettled outcome.
  39. my city life
    I Waited So Long for This Target Store to Open That I Don’t Want It AnymoreIt took over a decade for L.A. to pave a strip mall and put up a parking lot.
  40. tax breaks
    The Most Notorious Property-Tax Underpayers in CaliforniaProposition 15, which would level the field, is a 50-50 shot to pass on Election Day.
  41. whut
    Trump Keeps Talking About ‘Tiny Windows,’ And No One Knows What He MeansMake fenestration great again?
  42. streets
    This Spring, We All Drove Much Less. Yet Traffic Deaths Went Up. Why?The lure of the open street.
  43. encounter
    Theo Henderson Influences L.A. City Policy. For 7 Years, He’s Lived in the Park.His podcast, We the Unhoused, is made from wherever he can charge up his phone.
  44. institutions
    LACMA’s Past Is Demolished Without a Plan for Its FutureThe museum bulldozed its old campus without a clear plan for its replacement. Does it owe L.A. one?
  45. cityscape
    Wildfires on West Coast Have People Obsessing Over Air-Quality Apps“I just caught myself cheering at a 142 after a day of 160s.”
  46. cityscape
    Mansplaining the CityWhy are men driving the conversation about the future of our neighborhoods?