“In Glendale, The Americana pioneered the concept of mixed-use urban residential in a downtown and inspired a 10-year building boom that added over 3,000 new residential units across 20-plus projects to the immediate area.” My essay about The Americana at Brand is one of the many entries in the online SAH Archipedia.
Third Street Promenade 3.0 is an urban design vision for the reinvention of this historic, popular, and influential public space, in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica.
“Consuming the City,” my editorial to the Winter 2002/2003 LA Forum Online Newsletter on Shopping, was featured in Unfinished Business: 25 Years of Discourse in Los Angeles.
“The Grove’s popular success reinforces entertainment retail (retail-tainment) as the only legitimate activity for creating urban places.” – LA Times Book Critic David Ulin quotes my 2002 article “The Once and Future Mall” in his profile of developer Rick Caruso that ran in this past weekend’s LA Times Magazine.
Commentary published in “Los Angeles: Building the Polycentric City” for the 13th Congress of New Urbanism, June 2005
The Farmers Market, The Grove and the future of the Shopping Mall | Published in the LA Forum 2004 Annual
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.