Reducing Air Pollution The last diesel bus in the 2,228 vehicle fleet of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) was recently retired, making Metro the first major transit agency in the world to
If It Can Happen in L.A., It Can Happen Anywhere
The city of Bogota has made the "Ciclovía" known around the world, and since then it has been spreading to other cities. The concept is simple: Close down some streets to cars and allow pedestrians and
It turns out that it's not just humans who flock to Los Angeles with dreams of being in front of the camera. During a music-video shoot for the band OK Go filmed in Echo Park, one bold goose decided to get in on
We're digging Los Angeles-based furniture designer Tanya Aguiniga's mindful use of scale, sustainable materials and space-saving aesthetic. With the idea of "softening industrial impermanence", Aguiniga's highly-creative works
This past Thursday, at the business conference Opportunity Green, one panel entitled Next Generation Carbon Mapping: Radical Transparency and Truth in Advertising captured the attention of the standing room only audience at
We have seen great examples of safe, legal greywater systems, and we've also seen the more covert greywater guerrilla approach. Now a Los Angeles company is planning on taking greywater recycling firmly into the
Fresh fruit isn't the first thing that comes to mind when I think about LA. Nevertheless, we've already heard about Fallen Fruit—an art project turned activist movement which aims to liberate unused 'public' fruit. (The
Screen grab from Running on Empty video by Ross Chin. You can watch the video below.
The best kind of art makes us see the world differently.
Ross Ching created a video of something almost impossible to conceive: Los Angeles without cars. He used
Don't let the moniker "seed bomb" throw you off: beloved by guerrilla gardeners everywhere, these little balls made from clay, compost and seeds are the secret weapons to transforming barren and neglected urban corners into
Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG shows a photograph of Los Angeles streetcars being loaded onto ships and sent to Cairo. In fact, the classic PCC (Presidents' Conference Committee) streetcar was one of the most popular and
The Battalion spring 2010. Credit: The Battalion
The Battalion's Linda Wong designs with maximum wear-ability in mind, a concept that manifests in modern silhouettes and classic color palettes. The California-based "purveyor of green luxury"
The West Coast Counterpart of the Bike Summit
We recently posted about the National Bike Summit in Washington DC (and transportation secretary Ray LaHood's tabletop speech there), a great event that is helping those who are working in the trenches to