When LA closes a major freeway for construction, the city usually comes up with scary names for it to keep people off the roads. Carmageddon. Jamzilla. This weekend, the city is taking a different approach. The “101 Slow Jam” not only has a cute name, it has a video starring LA Mayor Eric Garcetti doing his best-worst…
A train strike has paralyzed France, Airbnb has screwed San Francisco's housing market, a lack of diversity has wrecked Austin, and two Southern California mayors fucked up, in two very different ways. It's our joyously optimistic look at What's Ruining Our Cities!
Why a Raleigh neighborhood wants to tear down a modern house. How a suburb in Cleveland eradicated the school bus. Where Millennials are moving (hint: wherever the transit is). Plus Los Angeles's Instagramming mayor and Vegas's quest to legalize weed, all in this week's Urban Reads.
When we think about cities and branding we might think of a logo on a t-shirt, or perhaps a slogan that's slapped onto banners. But a city brand now encompasses much more—it's selling a lifestyle. The Guardian has ranked 57 global cities with the best brands. The winner might surprise you.
Climb into a sinkhole of bureaucracy in Pennsylvania (no, really, it's a cave), explore San Francisco's most storied structure (not the Golden Gate bridge), and jet off to to Myanmar (or is it Burma?). Plus, SCARY CLOWNS! In this week's Urban Reads.
"I want to set some ground rules for what I think we all should do in L.A., which is to really resist cliché," stated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti last night during a future-focused public event at Occidental College. While "certain publications"—which the mayor did not name, but we all know who they are—like to…