In LA, There is Never Enough Money for…………

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Unincorporated Areas Need More Parks Too

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Old Town Monrovia: Heart of the Community

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Parks and Climate Change: The L.A. County Story

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Art Share L.A.: Promoting and Supporting the Arts

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Tracking the Movement of Angelenos

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The Story of Union Station in Los Angeles

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Book Review: Working with Planning Consultants

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In LA, There is Never Enough Money for…………

La sidewalk damage

You name it.  You can fill in the blank.  Why? Because 78 percent of the City of Los Angeles budget[Read More...]

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Unincorporated Areas Need More Parks Too

Fun at Community Fair

As a park planner, I am always on the lookout for the latest news about parks and recreation.  Recently, I[Read More...]

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Old Town Monrovia: Heart of the Community

Bench outside the library

Have you ever been to Old Town Monrovia?  It is the heart of Monrovia, a city of about 37,000 residents[Read More...]

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Parks and Climate Change: The L.A. County Story

Tree at Schabarum Park

Local and regional parks can be used to mitigate the urban heat island effect and minimize local climate change.  Unfortunately,[Read More...]

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Art Share L.A.: Promoting and Supporting the Arts

Art Share LA exterior

What does a creative live/work community art center look like?  Does it even exist?  Well, it certainly does and we[Read More...]

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Tracking the Movement of Angelenos

Human app screenshot

Have you heard of the exercise app called “Human“?  I only learned about it last week when I read an[Read More...]

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The Story of Union Station in Los Angeles

No Further West Union Station Exhibition

Do you know the story of Union Station in Los Angeles?  Over the weekend, I went to the Central Library[Read More...]

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Book Review: Working with Planning Consultants

Working with Planning Consultants book cover

Is working with planning consultants one of your key responsibilities at the office?  Do you want to know how to[Read More...]

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Dwell on THIS…

Fan Exhibit

So I started out my summer by attending the Dwell on Design 2014 Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center[Read More...]

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Los Angeles as a Museums Capital: Part III

Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant

Do you think of Los Angeles as a museums capital?  As I have shared in two previous articles (Los Angeles[Read More...]

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Converting Garages into a Dissertation: A Conversation with Jacob Wegmann

Unpermitted garage conversion with added living space in unincorporated South Central Los Angeles

Today, planning scholars are examining informality in the United States housing market with the gusto once   reserved for the[Read More...]

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You Cannot Trust Santa Monica

Bergamont Transit Village rendering from smgov.net

Trust in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as the “belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective.”  Sadly,[Read More...]

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Orange County Great Park: A Work in Progress

Carousel

Over the weekend, I visited the Orange County Great Park with my family.  Having heard and read so much about[Read More...]

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Soccer and Park Planning

Rooftop Futsal in Tokyo

Did you know that the World Cup is just two weeks away?  As a soccer fan, I am very excited[Read More...]

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California Needs Brown to Trade the Train for Affordable Housing

CCSM Affordable Housing - 15th + Broadway

Governor Brown does not like affordable housing. But, he does like the bullet train that will connect Los Angeles to[Read More...]

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Office of the Future: A Visual Tour

CBRE Office Sitting Area

What does the office of the future look like?  Can you imagine an office without cubicles and individual offices? 

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Planes, Trees, and Parks

Southwest plane

What do planes have to do with trees and parks?  I would not be surprised if you asked.  I did[Read More...]

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A Hospital Near You: Part II

Good Samaritan Hospital Outpatient Center Under Construction

Most of us do not think about hospitals until an emergency arises.  However, as I shared in my article A[Read More...]

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The Image of Oakland

Oakland Architecture

What images come to mind when you think of Oakland, California?  It seems that many people tend to only associate[Read More...]

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Tour of East Bay Regional Parks

View from Roberts Regional Recreation Area

As part of the Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.: A Vision for the American West symposium, I had the opportunity to[Read More...]

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