90,000 New Trees for LA

Los Angeles may be well-known for its long stretches of highway and traffic, but Mayor Eric Garcetti sees the benefits of investing in preserving and fostering the city’s natural environment. As part of the Green New Deal, Garcetti appointed Rachel Malarich as LA’s first Forest Officer. She’ll manage the growth of 90,000 new trees—some will replenish the nation’s largest urban forest and others will be …

Exploring Saint Petersburg’s Redeveloped New Holland Island

From film festivals and green space to restaurants and art installations, the development energizes the city

As you stroll through the painstakingly manicured grounds of the redeveloped New Holland Island, it’s easy to forget that you’re in Saint Petersburg. Throughout the majority of its 300-year history, the island was off limits to the public. But since 2011, a $400 million urban renewal project led by Millhouse LLC, a company owned by Russia’s most prominent oligarch, Roman Abramovich, has transformed the eight-hectare …