Long Beach Showcases Water-Efficient, Drought-Tolerant Gardens

Just because California's drought has eased, that doesn't mean urban lawn-to-garden landscaping has to go out of style.

Route Fifty at SXSW: Our Interview With Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

The mayor discusses how a global and local revolution in transportation is impacting a multi-modal hub for the nation.

The Future of Growing Cities Rests in Smart Transit

In a guest article, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia looks at how the strength a local transportation system is reflected in the health and mobility of residents as well as in the resilience of the city.

In the ‘New Un-Normal’ of Trump, Cities Will Continue to Be Beacons of Progress

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia discusses how a new White House administration won’t stop the momentum that’s pushed his city and others like it forward.

Long Beach Tells Stories With New, Spatially Arranged Datasets

“We provide the raw data, but this gives residents the ability to see and understand datasets” that show how California’s sixth-largest city is evolving, according to Mayor Robert Garcia.

Long Beach Among Places Recognized by White House for Efforts to House Homeless Veterans

Mayor Robert Garcia said 657 formerly homeless veterans in the city have obtained housing during the last two years.

Navigator Award Finalist: Long Beach, Calif., Mayor Robert Garcia

It takes an effective leader to champion the great ideas driving innovation in government so they can be adapted locally and implemented to improve public services.

Route Fifty in Long Beach, Calif., for NACo’s 81st Annual Conference and Expo

Starting Thursday, Los Angeles County plays host to the National Association of Counties annual gathering. On Friday, Executive Editor Michael Grass will moderate panel discussions at NACo’s Technology Innovation Summit. Watch it live.

Here's How Long Beach Is Becoming a Top Open-Water Swimming Destination

The longest open-water buoy line in the U.S., regular water quality testing and swim ladders are part of the city's new investments.

Unlocking the Power of Bike Share in Long Beach, California

This city in Los Angeles County is on a mission to reduce the number of vehicles on the road. And an app makes it easy to do so.