KCRW’s Frances Anderton coming to Long Beach for free talk on all things urban design

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When looking at the environment around us, it often goes unnoticed that it was designed for us—or, in many cases, designed against us. And that’s precisely the focus of our discussion on urban design as our sister publication, Longbeachize, continues...
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As San Pedro’s famed Ports O’ Call undergoes demolition, renderings reveal ambitious plans for new public market

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New plans for San Pedro's Ports O' Call renovation, with a cool price tag of $150 million, were unveiled by the Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development.
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Road work ramps up on massive overhaul of Broadway corridor in Long Beach

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Photo by Brian Addison. Above: workers begin construction on Broadway at Falcon. Over a year after the announcement that the Broadway Corridor between Junipero and Alamitos avenues would be receiving a massive and much-needed overhaul, work has formally begun...
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Aquarium of the Pacific’s whale-shaped expansion begins to take form in Downtown Long Beach

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The 29,000-square-foot, two-story, project was unveiled over two years ago after San Francisco-based firm EHDD revealed its design for the Aquarium's first ever expansion since opening in 1998.
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Construction continues on OceanAire residential development in Downtown Long Beach (public slide included)

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The project can be viewed as an attempt to alleviate the issues that have plagued Ocean and Pine.
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City of Long Beach Recognized by Planning Association for Work Creating “More Livable Communities”

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The City of Long Beach will be recognized by the American Planning Association next month for four planning projects and initiatives “demonstrating outstanding planning work that serves to create more livable, vibrant and inclusive communities,” city officials announced recently.
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Long Beach Office of Sustainability Partners with Nonprofit to Host Smart Homebuyer Workshops

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The Long Beach Office of Sustainability and nonprofit Green Education Inc. are partnering up to host two “Smart Homebuyer Workshops” this month to support homeowners and new homebuyers in making their homes healthy, comfortable and environmentally friendly.
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4th Street Corridor Alterations On the Way to Improve Pedestrian Safety, Beautify the Area

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A much needed crosswalk will be added to 4th Street’s Retro Row corridor thanks to a public-private partnership between the owners of The Social List and Lola’s Mexican Cuisine and the City of Long Beach.
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Broadway Corridor Project to Bring New Improvements in Long Beach

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Second Street in Alamitos Beach. File photo. More parking spaces and pedestrian- and bike-friendly roads will be coming to parts of Long Beach soon as city officials announced Friday that the Broadway Corridor Revitalization project is underway. The corridor...
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Empty Dirt Lot Between Park And Ximeno to be Transformed Into Walkable Greenway

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The groundbreaking ceremony for the Red Car Greenway will take place on Saturday at 10:00AM, at the northwest corner of 4th Street and Park Avenue, the City of Long Beach announced today.

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