Heppest of the Hep: Cruising through Los Angeles in the 1950’s (1954-1957 to be more specific)! In this compilation you’ll see the “glamorous” streets of Hollywood, the hustle and bustle of Downtown Los Angeles, and the seedy streets of Skid Row!”

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Check Out This Amazing Map That Features Every L.A. Neighborhood: “Eric Brightwell (a self-described adventurer) has…produced a map that outlines the borders of pretty much every neighborhood in L.A. County. While the L.A. Times has its own mapping project (which provides plenty of insightful information about the individual neighborhoods), Brightwell takes it to the next level when it comes to breaking down the territories. Downtown L.A., for instance, is parsed out as the Historic Core, Bunker Hill, Skid Row, and Gallery Row, among others.”

1,730 New Plant Species Were Described Last Year: “An estimated 2,000 new plant species are discovered on an annual basis. We aren’t even close to grasping the full extent of plant diversity on this planet. What plants desperately need, however, is more attention.”

Will Drones Lead to a Boom in Landscape Architecture?: “In Siegel’s near-distant future, 90 percent or more of the privately owned and organically operated cars currently on the roads will no longer be necessary, and society will reap a windfall of real estate that it has never before had the luxury to reconsider. Landscape architects—the design professionals responsible for planting grassed swales that convey stormwater runoff, siting benches that line pedestrian thoroughfares, and meeting the demand for shade with tree canopies—will be the front line in re-thinking the built environment.”

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