Articles


The Guardian
June 29, 2015
Google’s urban innovation startup Sidewalk Labs has made its first big investment – turning NYC’s disused phone booths into 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots
The Guardian
June 19, 2015
Cycling is safe and easy inside the search giant’s Mountain View HQ, but getting to the site from elsewhere in Silicon Valley means crossing fast-moving expressways and busy train tracks. Is Google’s new bike plan the answer?
MIT Technology Review
May 26, 2015
A shift toward software and data analysis has made agriculture a more appealing sector for investors, says leading venture capitalist Brook Porter.
The Guardian
May 8, 2015
Paige Smith’s Urban Geode street-art project brings a hint of the magical to derelict corners of Los Angeles, and – with a network of fans worldwide – her crystalline forms are spreading
The Daily Beast
April 15, 2015
Opinion is sharply divided on the future of the Orange County Government Center, in Goshen, New York—as it is when it comes to many Brutalist buildings.
The Guardian
April 13, 2015
Planned as ‘a landmark of beauty and pride for the entire city’, the Stack was the first of its kind, helping to create LA as a freeway metropolis and condemning its residents to largely car-dependent lives
The Guardian
April 9, 2015
Can the vast, abandoned Houston Astrodome find unlikely redemption as one of the world’s largest indoor parks?
The Guardian
April 9, 2015
New private bus service Leap boasts spacious seating, a general air of calm cleanliness and a steward serving coffee, cold-pressed juices and granola bars. With tickets costing almost three times as much as the regular bus, is it a welcome new addition to the marketplace or a step towards two-tier transit?
Los Angeles Magazine
April 1, 2015
Detail-oriented and technically skilled, young adults with autism are finding surprise careers in Hollywood
Places
March 1, 2015
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