As usual, the bulk of my work appeared in the California Planning & Development Report, where we covered a tremendously interesting year in land use, often focusing on the need for housing and the many forces that frustrate its development. I was delighted to again contribute to Planetizen, Next City, Boom, and — new this year — Common Edge.
As the central character in the Broadway musical “If/Then,” currently on a national tour that begins in California, Elizabeth Vaughan may be the most famous urban planner in the country.
Without any public notification, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation installed two new stop signs on Bundy at Mayfield Avenue to create a four-way stop–and, at times, a serious traffic jam.
Guest on KCRW’s “Which Way, L.A.,” May 31, 2012, discussing the abolition of redevelopment agencies.
The L.A. chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently convened a panel titled “Civic Affairs and the Culture of City Planning.” The panel, which considers some of the most relevant planning issues facing the city, was moderated by TPR Editor Emeritus Josh Stephens.
On many nights, after silence descended on the courts of Dillon Gym, the lights remained on in one first-floor office facing Little Courtyard. Inside, students and coaches gathered to throw darts and trade heckles. The gatherings were called coach’s meetings. No RSVP required.
Legal scholar and avowed environmentalist Cass Sunstein, however, holds out hope that we, both individually and collectively, are not condemned to irrationality.
And yet, beneath peaks that top 20,000 feet and where “bagging a fourteener” often just means that you got out of bed in the morning, the Salar de Uyuni presents an improbable 4,000-square-mile salt plain.
As the latest incarnation of California tile, CPTW creates everything from replacement tiles for tiny Craftsman bathrooms to vast schemes for clients such as the MGM Grand Hotel, the House of Blues, and the Camarillo Library, to unique murals and other details for high-end Spanish Revival estates.
Americans thrive in Puerto Rico’s men’s pro volleyball league.
Sacrifice and perseverance are part of the program for players on the AVP tour.
The cover of last year’s USC women’s volleyball media guide features three players posing in hard hats against a backdrop of rebar and concrete pilings. And rebuild they did.
I suspect that few current students consider Campus a great loss; death comes quietly on the Street, with a few souls sitting by lamplight while parties down the block swing into full. Yet, Campus’ legacy should not depend on only the three years of memories held by current Princeton students.
Malibu is becoming a city of champions, and if a team of broadcast journalism students get their way, everyone in town will soon know about it.