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The Idea For Baltimoreans, their harbor has long been a point of civic pride. But while serving as the director of the Baltimore Maritime Museum, John Kellett would walk by the harbor on his way to work every day and…
In many cities around the country, people are looking down on public art—about 5 to 6 feet down. It’s time to wash that gray right out of our streets.
In Portland, Maine, local artists have found a new kind of canvas: city bus shelters. With such inspiring designs, good things come to those who wait (for their bus to arrive).
A developer with roots in Davis is building affordable mid-century-modern housing for a Palm Springs neighborhood, proving that equity and aesthetics can co-exist. Color us inspired.
The late, great Nut Tree restaurant in Vacaville is one of the most storied restaurants in Northern California history. And, as it turns out, it was designed by a bunch of Sacramentans. Let’s bring it back.
Our region is a hiker’s paradise, but the one part that isn’t so heavenly is the pitiful state of restroom pit stops. One Colorado group has engineered a dignified solution.
In Tokyo, a world-renowned architect conjured up an elegant solution to a not-so-elegant urban problem: public toilets. Sacramento needs to take the plunge on his very creative idea to build restrooms with, yes, see-through walls.
The Idea On July 18, as part of a summer festival, a Paris-based movie theater chain hosted an inspired one-night-only event called Le Cinéma sur l’Eau (Cinema on the Water) on a placid canal near the Seine river, where 150…
The Idea When COVID-19 launched its global rampage, restaurants everywhere shuttered their doors and waited to reopen. But some got creative and began planning for a new kind of dining experience once the world began to open back up again.…
Arbor Day is April 24 and we’re the City of Trees. It’s time to move to higher ground and soak up the view.
Look down when you walk around town and you might spot some beautiful relics beneath your feet. Behold the magic of “vault lights” and how some cities are bringing them back to life.
In an effort to draw attention to climate change and to encourage walking, biking and taking mass transit, a growing number of cities are banning cars in select districts for one day a year. It’s time for us to brake for progress too.
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