Planes, Trees and Parks

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

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A Hospital Near You: Part II

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

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The Image of Oakland

What images come to mind when you think of Oakland, California?  It seems that many people tend to only… [more]

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Tour of East Bay Regional Parks

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

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CANstruction: Design-Build for Good

Over the weekend, I headed over to the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles to check out this year's… [more]

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Surveys: Finding Out What People Want

What do people want?  What do community members like or dislike?  As planners, these are the types… [more]

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Juxta-Prose: Mass Hesperia!!

On a recent visit to Cal-Earth’s open house and interactive tour (at a colleague’s request) I realized… [more]

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These Sidewalks Are Not Made for Walkin’

With over 40 percent of the City’s sidewalks buckled and broken, sidewalks are a symbol of the ineptitude… [more]

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Barnsdall Art Park: A Hidden Gem

Have you ever heard of or been to Barnsdall Art Park before?  It is an eleven-acre park located in the… [more]

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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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CANstruction: Design-Build for Good

Hungry Heart

Over the weekend, I headed over to the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles to check out this year’s entries[Read More...]

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Surveys: Finding Out What People Want

Metro Infographic

What do people want?  What do community members like or dislike?  As planners, these are the types of questions we[Read More...]

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Juxta-Prose: Mass Hesperia!!

Cal Earth: Dome - looking out

On a recent visit to Cal-Earth’s open house and interactive tour (at a colleague’s request) I realized three major benefits of such[Read More...]

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These Sidewalks Are Not Made for Walkin’

sidewalk damage from ficus tree

With over 40 percent of the City’s sidewalks buckled and broken, sidewalks are a symbol of the ineptitude of the[Read More...]

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Barnsdall Art Park: A Hidden Gem

Barnsdall Park Sign

Have you ever heard of or been to Barnsdall Art Park before?  It is an eleven-acre park located in the[Read More...]

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Los Angeles: 20 Years after Speed

Speed Move Poster

I was watching TV the other night when the movie Speed (1994) came on.  For those who have not seen[Read More...]

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Exhibit Review: The Power of Photography

Annenberg Space for Photography

I have always enjoyed flipping through the pages of National Geographic because they contain such wonderful and powerful images.  A[Read More...]

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Lacy Park: The Secret Garden

Lacy Park

Have you ever heard of or been to Lacy Park in the City of San Marino?  A few weeks ago, I[Read More...]

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Land Use Law & Order: 2014 Edition

County Park

When I was in my early twenties, I considered becoming a land use attorney.  Inspired in part by the life,[Read More...]

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L.A. Times Travel Show: A Planner’s Perspective

LA Times Travel Show

Do you like to travel?  Do you enjoy visiting different cities and countries around the world?  If you do, you should[Read More...]

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Book Review: Project Management for Planners

Project Management for Planners book cover

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to read more and/or improve your project management skills?  If your answer is[Read More...]

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Why this Planner is Excited about 2014

Small Group Exercise

Can you believe that 2013 is almost over?  Are you excited about 2014?  I certainly am!  While this has been[Read More...]

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Creativity in Planning: Part II

Willowbrook is

How can planners be more creative?  How can we encourage and support greater creativity in planning?  These are important questions[Read More...]

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Presents for Plannerds

Christmas Gifts for Plannerds

It is that time of year when we think about giving and receiving gifts.  For those of you who plan[Read More...]

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L.A. Auto Show: A Planner’s Perspective

LA Auto Show

Should planners go to car shows?  After all, aren’t we supposed to hate cars and only use alternative modes of[Read More...]

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Talking about the D-Word: Density in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles Construction

Density is often referred to as the “D-Word” in urban planning and development circles because it can be so controversial and misunderstood. 

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