Gumbiner Park in Downtown Long Beach—the One that Replaced the City’s Most Dangerous Intersection—Scores Award

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Photos by Brian Addison. Gumbiner Park in Downtown Long Beach at 7th and MLK hasn’t just been a huge win for the neighborhood it resides in. It not only replaced one of the city’s most dangerous and crash-prone intersections...
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What Removing a Freeway in West Long Beach Could Look Like—And Why It Must Happen

by    in Parks & Public Real Estate, Streets & Urban Design
Love looking at renderings of upcoming developments in the city? Click here for our full archive. **** Renderings courtesy of Melendrez. Graphic by Baktaash Sorkhabi. I’ve been talking a lot about park equity and the importance of safe, greener spaces...
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North Long Beach Is Talking to Its Residents (Rather than Experts) on How to Better Create Open Spaces

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Graphics by Baktaash Sorkhabi Let’s have a frank discussion about North Long Beach—and it begins with the fact that there’s no discussion about North Long Beach. Whether that is a conscious choice among news outlets aiming for the purely...
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SteelCraft Isn’t just a Foodie Heaven in Long Beach; It Alters the Dynamic of LA Urban Design

by    in Food, Streets & Urban Design
Photos by Baktaash Sorkhabi. Scroll through the gallery above. When it was announced that Bixby Knolls in Long Beach would be the home of SteelCraft—a foodie heaven made of shipping containers—no one really understood the impact of what was...

A Look Inside the 5 Long Beach Projects that Stood out in a Pool of 4,500 Others

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Graphics courtesy of Baktaash Sorkhabi/City Fabrick. Out of 4,500 applicants vying for money from the Knight Foundation through its Knight Cities Challenge, only 144 were awarded, five of which proudly came from and plan to alter Long Beach. From...