Churches and other places of worship are important institutions in our communities that serve multiple roles and needs. [Read more…] about What does an Urban Church look like?
I was just in Chicago, one of my favorite cities, for the American Planning Association (APA)’s National Planning Conference. [Read more…] about APA Conference: Lessons from Chicago
Have you ever heard of “urban sketching”? Essentially, it is the art of freehand drawing on location at cities where a sketcher lives and/or travels to. [Read more…] about Book Review: The Art of Urban Sketching
Los Angeles is indeed a museums capital. As I shared in a previous article, there are hundreds of museums and art galleries in L.A. County. [Read more…] about Los Angeles as a Museums Capital: Part II
It takes vision to plan and implement creative ideas to improve our communities. Vision as used here refers to a vivid, creative conception or anticipation of what could be. [Read more…] about Images, Instagram, and City Planning
Have you ever considered Los Angeles to be a cultural capital? Or do you think that our city is still like the one portrayed in the movie L.A. Story (1991), which satirizes the city’s culture or lack thereof? [Read more…] about Los Angeles as a Museums Capital
While visiting FIGat7th in Downtown Los Angeles over the weekend, I noticed that a giant shoe sculpture made entirely of canned food was on display. [Read more…] about Canstruction: Promoting Design and Fighting Hunger
“Any idiot can plan!” That is the response I have heard some critics and cynics give when asked what AICP stands for. [Read more…] about Any Idiot Can Plan?
In his book The Skillful Teacher (2006), Dr. Stephen D. Brookfield states: “Teaching is about making some kind of dent in the world so that the world is different than it was before you practiced your craft. [Read more…] about Teaching Planning and Policy: a First-Timer’s Perspective