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Have you ever been to Old Town Monrovia?  It is the heart of Monrovia, a city of about 37,000 residents… [more]

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Vintage Public Transit: San Francisco’s Streetcars and Cable Cars

San Francisco is one of my favorite places to visit.  One of the things I like most about the city is… [more]

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Streets as Conduits of Social Justice

[co-authored by Lilly Jacobson] Streets are not just conduits for moving cars and people; they have… [more]

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Beware of Wall Street Schemes on Redevelopment

With the demise of redevelopment in California, some cities are looking for creative ways to stay solvent.… [more]

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One Block at a Time…

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Parks and Climate Change: The L.A. County Story

Local and regional parks can be used to mitigate the urban heat island effect and minimize local climate… [more]

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Art Share L.A.: Promoting and Supporting the Arts

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$1 billion of federal funding to weave resilience into disaster preparedness

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Pole dancers are in a series of guerrilla piecesAvatar of David Prowler

Four Poles in Five Blocks

On a short walk in my neighborhood this morning, I must have passed hundreds of poles: Light poles, utility poles, sign poles. They do their jobs of holding up stuff but I noticed that they can do … [Read More...]

Bench outside the libraryAvatar of Clement Lau

Old Town Monrovia: Heart of the Community

Have you ever been to Old Town Monrovia?  It is the heart of Monrovia, a city of about 37,000 residents located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County.  While most people may … [Read More...]

Red Streetcar Fisherman's WharfAvatar of Clement Lau

Vintage Public Transit: San Francisco’s Streetcars and Cable Cars

San Francisco is one of my favorite places to visit.  One of the things I like most about the city is its vintage public transit, i.e. the streetcars and cable cars.  As I previously shared in … [Read More...]

Re:Streets by MIGAvatar of Marissa Reilly

Streets as Conduits of Social Justice

[co-authored by Lilly Jacobson] Streets are not just conduits for moving cars and people; they have a profound impact on the neighborhoods they traverse and connect. Streets often change how people … [Read More...]

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