City of Los Angeles Identifies “Great Streets”

In an effort to create safer, more accessible thoroughfares for all modes of transportation, the City of Los Angeles has identified the first 15 streets to receive major...

Sunset Boulevard’s Palladium Residences Development

The Palladium Residences Development is a newly proposed mixed-use complex of high-rise towers located next to the Hollywood Palladium. The proposed 350 foot high-rise towers would offer a mixture...

Silicon Valley to Build World’s Largest Green Roof

Developers in Cupertino have unveiled plans to turn a struggling shopping mall and its sprawling parking lot into the world's largest green roof.   Vallco...

Building Facade Purifies Air

The external facade of the newly proposed Palazzo Italia resembles a petrified forest and is made from a special cement that can purify smog. When the sun shines...
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The Hovenring Cycling Bridge

  The Hovenring is a suspended circular bicycle bridge commissioned by the Dutch city of Eindhoven.  This ele­vated 360-­degree bike circuit is Eindhoven's answer to traffic...

L.A.’s Tallest Tower To Open Observation Deck

U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building in the West, will soon have an observation deck and a sky-high restaurant.  The 72 story skyscraper, completed...

Los Angeles Is Testing New, Simplified Parking Signs

The City of Los Angeles is testing new “easy-to-decipher” parking signs in an effort to decrease citations caused by the multiple, confusing signs posted...

Parking Endeavors

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Artist’s Rendering of Darkened Cities

The Darkened Cities project, conceptualized by photographer Thierry Cohen, gives us a chance to see what some of the biggest cities in the world would...
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Protected Intersections for Bicyclists

This is a proposal for the George Mason University 2014 Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition that presents a vision for a safe,...

The Bold New 52-Story Tower Proposed for Figueroa Street

A 52-story high-rise is proposed at 1600 S. Figueroa St, just south of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Plans call for a mixed-use project...

The Austin Urban Rail Project

The Austin Urban Rail Project is a proposed light-rail transportation venture aimed at introducing high-capacity transit in the Central Texas area.   It consists of a 9.5-mile track...

The Spring Street Towers in Los Angeles

The 732 S. Spring Street development is proposed as a 24-story, 250-foot tall building that would include 308 residential dwelling units and approximately 7,202...

New Developments To Energize Pasadena Playhouse District

Two major developments — an office tower and a luxury apartment complex — are under construction near the Pasadena Playhouse theater.  The developments are the...

The $1-Billion L.A. Figueroa Central Development

Figueroa Central is a skyline-altering, mixed-use development that recently broke ground in downtown Los Angeles, across the street from Staples Center.  The $1 billion...