UCLA’s Augmented Reality Sandbox: The Augmented Reality Sandbox allows students and the public to interact with a miniature landscape, sculpting mountains, valleys, rivers and even volcanoes, with off the shelf readily available parts.

A Huge Park Is Coming To Toronto, In The Forgotten Space Under A Highway: Almost as soon as the massive Gardiner Expressway was built in downtown Toronto, the debate began about taking it down. For now—unlike in some other cities that are starting to level urban highways—the expressway will stand. But the city has a new plan to reconnect the neighborhoods below it, turning unused space into a long park.

Your Favorite Paris Buildings May Have Bees On The Rooftop: As bees are becoming the latest species moving toward extinction, many beekeepers in Paris are finding urban rooftops to be a great place to harvest and house their honey. Urban beekeeping has been on the rise, doubling in numbers in New York and London between 1999 and 2012. In Paris, many famous tourist spots are only a few of the locations throughout the city with movable frame hives located on its rooftops.

River Update: Frank Gehry’s Analysis Project Gets a $1 Million Boost: The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy announced today that they will be pouring $1 million into Frank Gehry’s comprehensive analysis of the L.A. River.

The homeless people who live beside the LA river: Recently Oliver Wainwright reported on plans to revitalise Los Angeles’s concrete-lined waterway. But what of the many homeless people who rely on a river that can turn deadly in a winter storm?


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