California Open Streets



Longbeachize is an impact journalism website that covers a variety of topics and issues pertaining to the local built environment. From urban infrastructure to public art and design, the stories told are meant to inform and engage the community on how we can make Long Beach a better city for everyone.
— Baktaash Sorkhabi, Founder of Longbeachize

Longbeachize is the Long Beach local bureau of Streetsblog Los Angeles, part of the national impact journalism network. Repurposing an active lifestyle blog, City Fabrick worked with the Open Street Network [parent organization of Streetsblog Los Angeles] to develop a brand and communication platform as well as content for the initial media launch. Longbeachize employs urban lifestyle stories as well to draw in readers to learn about how the character of the physical environment influences their quality of life. City Fabrick built the Longbeachize website and continues to develop collateral for regular events, programming and long-form news arcs.