“That’s a walk in the park!” Most of us are familiar with this expression which is used to describe something that is very easy to do. Ironically, a walk to a park may actually not be a walk in the park for a variety of reasons. For example, there may not be a park within walking distance (typically defined as a half-mile) from one’s home. There may also be physical and social barriers that often make walking to parks challenging and undesirable, such as a lack of infrastructure like sidewalks and crosswalks, traffic safety concerns like speeding vehicles, and crime issue like the presence of gangs. [Read more…] about A Walk to the Park
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Density is often referred to as the “D-Word” in urban planning and development circles because it can be so controversial and misunderstood. [Read more…] about Talking about the D-Word: Density in Los Angeles
What do baseball, hotdogs, and urban planning have in common? Well, these three words essentially summarize my experience last Wednesday when I attended Urban Land Institute Los Angeles (ULI-LA)’s Membership Social at Dodger Stadium. [Read more…] about Baseball, Hotdogs, and Urban Planning
In deciding where to live, most parents typically consider the quality and proximity of amenities like schools and parks in the neighborhood. But what about hospitals – how important is it to have a good hospital near one’s home? In their book The City Parent Handbook , authors Kathy Bishop and Julia Whitehead explain why hospitals with pediatric emergency departments are absolutely critical and tell parents that they must know where the closest ones are. [Read more…] about A Hospital Near You?