Artists

March 22, 2017, 10am PDT
As an act of resistance, artist James Bridle used salt to draw a set of lines on a road that would, in theory, hold an autonomous vehicle in place.
Vice Creators
March 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
Shared ownership model of artist housing transforming Indianapolis block from vacant to vibrant and seeks to keep prices stable over the long term.
Modern Cities
February 21, 2017, 10am PST
From warehouse to art studio to luxury loft: the SoHo model of industrial-zone gentrification has become familiar around the world. A team of New York-based designers developed a proposal for spreading the benefits of economic growth in these areas.
Soft City
February 10, 2017, 9am PST
With rents on the rise even in "inexpensive" cities like New Orleans, artists and musicians are getting priced out. Affordable housing designated for artists is one way to help them stay.
PBS NewsHour
December 6, 2016, 11am PST
Lax code enforcement is one of the concerns being raised by the devastating fire that occurred during a rave-style party, Artists had taken up residence in the building, which was not permitted for either general assembly events or residences.
Los Angeles Times
November 25, 2016, 1pm PST
Los Angeles is building several affordable housing projects for artists.
KPCC
June 9, 2016, 8am PDT
LADOT’s first artist-in-residence will engage the city’s many subcultures, and its lively art scene, in his effort to improve pedestrian safety.
Gizmodo
November 12, 2015, 10am PST
As rising costs expel artists from urban cores, some small towns are positioning themselves as unlikely magnets for creative expression.
Nonprofit Quarterly
November 1, 2015, 7am PST
Applications are due on November 6 for a novel position in the world of traffic safety: artist in residence at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.
Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2015, 2pm PDT
After billionaire landlord Dan Gilbert commissioned a mural, less-legal works in Fairey's style began showing up around the city. Detroit's case against the artist brings gentrification's ironies into focus.
CityLab
August 28, 2015, 9am PDT
Is a gentrified Venice Beach still Venice Beach? With median home prices topping $1.4 million, the area's eclectic characters can't afford to stay. Investors and the tech industry say the change is only natural.
The Washington Post
May 5, 2015, 8am PDT
The planning process often suffers from a lack of community engagement. According to James Rojas, planners can learn from the on-the-ground urbanism of artists in East L.A.
KCET
April 29, 2015, 11am PDT
Long suffering Rust Belt woes and lacking the name recognition of a Pittsburgh or Detroit, York opened its doors to another overlooked group: artists. The results so far are impressive.
Belt Magazine
January 10, 2015, 1pm PST
Linda Poon shares news of a short documentary about a Chinese artist trying to "bring economic and cultural development to a village struggling to survive China's rapid urbanization."
NPR
September 5, 2013, 2pm PDT
Artist spends decades creating an always-growing hand-drawn paper map of an imaginary place. Development is determined by drawing a random card from a custom deck of cards.
Visual News
July 4, 2013, 7am PDT
A new study published by the National Endowment for the Arts profiles America's 2 million professional artists (including architects), with information on artist salaries, a breakdown of occupations, and the cities with the most working artists.
The Washington Post
December 1, 2011, 12pm PST
Richard Florida ranks the top ten artistic cities in America. Los Angeles takes the 4th place spot competing competing amongst other cities including New York, Santa Cruz-Watsonville, and Santa Fe.
The Atlantic Cities
February 1, 2011, 10am PST
Artists tend to flock to big cities where their art can be bought and appreciated, but economic hard times are sending artists fleeing towards cheaper rents on homes and studio space.
Utne Reader
April 1, 2010, 9am PDT
The recession has left many real estate properties empty across the country. In Los Angeles, some of those empty spaces are being revived by the city's artists.
Core77
September 13, 2009, 7am PDT
Public space plays an important role in cities. Essential to creating good public spaces, according to this commentary from <em>The Nation</em>, is the art community.
The Nation