Art

August 16, 2011, 1pm PDT
Candy Chang is using public art installations to spark community involvement and input on land use.
Grist
August 11, 2011, 5am PDT
Community gardens are popping up all over Detroit. This post from <em>Model D</em> takes a tour through three of them, and explores how they balance art and nature.
Model D
August 9, 2011, 12pm PDT
Public art plays a role in cities across the world. But what role exactly, and for what purpose? <em>Glass House Conversations</em> explores these questions in this series.
Glass House Conversations
July 28, 2011, 6am PDT
A variety of unsanctioned urban art projects are scattered throughout Toronto, bringing life and energy to otherwise underused spaces.
The Toronto Star
July 15, 2011, 1pm PDT
A recent bid to lease the land that houses Spiral Jetty, the iconic piece of landscape art by Robert Smithson, has raised questions about whether art on land can be owned and where the line between the two should lie.
Reuters
July 9, 2011, 9am PDT
This post from <em>The Urbanophile</em> highlights some of the best videos focused on cities.
The Urbanophile
July 7, 2011, 11am PDT
The legacy of Los Angeles murals has all but left the city, buried under sign ordinances, billboard policy and tagging. Tanner Blackman in the Dept. of City Planning Code Studies Section is working to free up the knot of regulation.
KCET
July 1, 2011, 11am PDT
Artist Candy Chang has taken an old building in Fairbanks, Alaska and turned it into a public idea board that asks locals what they think should be done with it.
Fast Company
June 21, 2011, 10am PDT
Photographer Daniel Kariko focuses on issues of land use in sensitive environments. His latest work looks at stalled suburban housing developments in the U.S.
domus
May 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
This video from <em>Public Architecture</em> looks at three outdoor lighting displays and their impact on the public realm in San Francisco.
Public Architecture
April 12, 2011, 8am PDT
This essay from <em>Pop Matters</em> explores the connection between street art and urbanism.
Pop Matters
March 24, 2011, 10am PDT
Through a rule that allows landlords to financially benefit from allowing charities and non-profits to use their spaces, empty office buildings in the UK are being utilized by groups for a variety of projects, including an art exhibition.
This Big City
March 18, 2011, 9am PDT
In an effort to encourage thinking about the future of the city, a new group of urban planners/artists has created a series of posters depicting imagined urban developments in New Orleans and posted them around town.
Places
February 9, 2011, 10am PST
As the city of Los Angeles's budget faces deep cuts, money to pay for the upkeep of the city's iconic Watts Towers folk art installation has dried up. But a museum is stepping in to try to keep the Towers alive.
The New York Times
January 25, 2011, 1pm PST
Artist Tracy Snelling makes obsessively detailed miniature reconstructions of mundane landscapes like liquor stores, strip clubs, McDonalds and Walmarts.
Hi Fructose
January 19, 2011, 5am PST
An art competition in Salt Lake City has resulted in a new installation to be built in one of the city's vacant lots.
The Salt Lake Tribune
January 17, 2011, 2pm PST
An art gallery in New York City currently has an installation called Park Here, which is an indoor parkspace made up of fake grass, trees and sunlight.
The New York Times
January 15, 2011, 5am PST
<em>The Polis Blog</em> presents a huge list of "urban favorites" -- songs, movies, initiatives and places that explain or highlight the best of the world's urban areas.
The Polis Blog
January 13, 2011, 1pm PST
A new musical has been written about Robert Moses and his impact on New York City. Robert A. Caro, Moses' Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, attends a rehearsal.
The New York Times
December 17, 2010, 2pm PST
Artist Lori Nix has created an installation she calls simply, "The City". It consists of detailed dioramas of crumbling public institutions like libraries, churches, and malls.
Fast Company