The Los Angeles River and the Renewal of the City | Published in the Winter 2003 issue of ArcCA
“… because that is all downtown Los Angeles deserves.” Editorial to the Fall 2003 LA Forum Online Newsletter on Downtown LA.
Los Angeles arguably has only two parks of the Beaux-Arts / Olmsted tradition – large, cultivated gardens in urban settings, home to iconic cultural institutions: Hancock Park and Exposition Park. […]
Commerce is a fundamental function of the city, if not the primary reason for urban life. What else is the city but a giant machine for making money? | Editorial to the Fall 2002 LA Forum newsletter.
A review of “Eden by Design: The 1930s Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region” and the 2000 LA Mayoral Debate at Occidential College
Fifty Years of New Town Ideology: A comparative analysis of three New Towns outside of Washington DC: Greenbelt, Reston, and Kentlands
A review of the “Urbanisms: New and Other” conference, held at the College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley, 24-26 February 2000
On March 23, 1959 the Kalamazoo City Commission unanimously adopted an ordinance closing two blocks of Burdick Street from automobile traffic. In August of that year, Burdick Street was reopened […]
A political comparison between grid and non-grid urban forms, as analyzed via Roswell NM and The X-Files episode “Arcadia” | Published in “loudpaper” volume 3, issue 3, 2000
The Master Suite As the owners of a new $200,000 plus Irvine Home, the happy couple are rewarded with generous personal space. Occupying nearly a quarter of the house, the […]
A review of the “Exploring (New) Urbanism” conference, held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, 4-6 March 1999
A collaged travelogue through the contemporary metropolis
A collection of terminology currently in use to describe the contemporary metropolitan condition