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Outside of Art Basel 2015: Decaying Miami Beach Motel Turns into Eclectic Art Gallery for One Last Hurrah

Zak Bennett | Posted 12.07.2016 | Miami
Zak Bennett

On the official first day of the 2015 Art Basel in Miami, one venue stood out on North Miami's beach front in what appeared to be a decaying old motel trapped in Florida's rich retro past.

A Walk in the Park -- for Everyone

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.16.2016 | San Francisco
Fran Moreland Johns

For most of America's urban poor, life is hardly a walk in the park. But the Trust for Public Land is out to change that. Every urban citizen, rich or...

Moving Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Changes in the way we think about mobility is continuing to happen in Los Angeles because the old models of moving people around the region are severely limited and are not doing the trick for a growing number of us.

Parks, in Koreatown?

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.05.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Wesson's plan calls for replacing the lost parking with angled parking along Serrano and Oxford Avenues. Hopefully there will be ample bike parking as well. Public wifi provided by the library is also planned for the park.

Obama Preserves San Gabriel Mountains in LA's Backyard

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We get to experience these wild places because previous generations had the wisdom to preserve them. Now it's our turn to do the same for our children and grandchildren.

How Long Will New Jersey Remain the 'Garden' State?

Eliot Daley | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Eliot Daley

Those just passing through can't possibly comprehend how serious we are about preserving what is lovely, and restoring what has been defiled. But little do those passing through know, either, of the rising threat to these treasures that define us as The Garden State.

These Incredible Wide-Open Spaces Will Make You Ditch Your Fancy Travel Plans

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel

Most of today's tourists stick to trendy hotels, ritzy restaurants and absurdly crowded cities. But travelers? They're a different story. They kno...

Empowering Youth around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In our practice of daily giving this week, our team funded several projects that are focused on empowering school aged children across the globe. The...

Up the Creek, With a Paddle: Urban Stream Restoration and Daylighting (Part I)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Other creeks in New York City that once fed the salt marshes which defined the coastline were boxed in for commerce and turned into "canals" and polluted by local industries, dumped on and despoiled.

Voting for Parks

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

More and more, it appears, people are not just voting with their feet to visit and use parks, but they are literally casting their ballots and voting with their pocketbooks to say that parks are crucial parts of their communities.

Green Infrastructure: Cities Across the Nation Become More Resilient (Part III)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

A number of American cities are looking at innovative and creative ways to develop new park land for their residents in projects which can also help protect their local streams and rivers from the type of dirty water and even raw sewage overflow caused by heavy rainfalls.

Rhode Island Equality, Breakthrough NY and 20th Street Park on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, we started out with an update from Cathy Marino-Thomas, President of Marriage Equality USA, about the recent win in Rhode Island and debates in Nevada and elsewhere.

Focus On The Total Package To Survive Economy

Matthew Appelbaum | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Matthew Appelbaum

Boulder's focus on the total package is working because we're not just a job, or just a nice place to live. We're a diverse community focused on business retention, a culture of innovation that attracts entrepreneurs and pushing the envelope.

Nature in New York City

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

It isn't easy being green in the Big Apple. Over the past century, 75% of the city's woodlands, wetlands and meadows have been destroyed.

2011 Is Five-Borough Year of Biodiversity

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

New York City has more nature than any other city in North America -- more than Los Angeles and Chicago combined.

House of the Rising Blood Pressure

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

What's more American than ravaging precious open space and getting richer while making other people miserable?

Dog Fog

Laura Munson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Munson

When you travel across the country city-to-city, in my case on a recent book tour, you notice trends. Menus boasting beet/goat cheese/ citrus salad f...

Manitou's Battle For House On The Hill Near End

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A decades-long legal battle between a Colorado town and a landowner over a house built out of spite may be close to an end. Manitou Springs has battl...

Send in the Hounds... Preferably With Their Checkbooks

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Candy Spelling

It's no secret that our parks in LA are in financial trouble; so, as a member of the LA Parks Foundation, I attended a meeting this week with a potential donor about giving us a donation.

A Sickly Smell From the Colorado ORV Program

David Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Petersen

A significant number reckless riders of off-road vehicles continue to venture off marked trails to cause extensive damage to watersheds and fish and wildlife habitat.

LA's Big Green Secret

Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Zev Yaroslavsky

Something remarkable is unfolding in the mountains above our urban sprawl. Acre by acre, we have amassed more protected open space than any major metropolis in the nation.