If you are reading this, you are most likely familiar with the term “plannerd” already. Continue Reading A Plannerd’s Weekend
The American Planning Association (APA) defines planning as “a dynamic profession that works to improve the welfare of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places for present and future generations.” Continue Reading Thinking about the Park Planning Profession
Do you love L.A. architecture? This is a follow-up to my previous article which highlighted three must-see exhibitions for planners, architects, and just about anyone interested in Los Angeles, architecture, and/or urban design. Continue Reading Who Loves L.A. Architecture: Part II
Have you watched Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie? If you did, please read on. If not, here is my spoiler alert: continue reading only if you don’t mind learning some of the details of the film. Like my previous article on the Iron Man trilogy, I would like to share a few thoughts and observations about Man of Steel from an urban planning perspective.Continue Reading Man of Steel and Urban Planning
Do you love Los Angeles and its architecture? Are you crazy about hand-made drawings, three-dimensional models, ambitious plans, and visually stunning graphics? Continue Reading Who Loves L.A. Architecture?
On June 13, 2013, I attended the American Planning Association, Los Angeles or APA LA’s annual Awards Gala which recognized exceptional planning achievements by individuals, cities, and businesses in the L.A. region. Continue Reading Oscars for Planners: 2013 APA LA Awards Gala
“What’s up, doc?” Just about everyone knows this as popular cartoon character Bugs Bunny’s catchphrase. It is also what a few people have jokingly said to me after learning that I hold a doctorate in planning. Continue Reading What’s Up, Doc in Planning?
Have you ever heard of or watched the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)? It is a classic comedy which stars Steve Martin and John Candy as business travelers who share three days of misadventures as they try to get from New York City to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving. This movie came to mind when I Continue Reading Amtraking: Traveling by Train
Churches and other places of worship are important institutions in our communities that serve multiple roles and needs. Continue Reading What does an Urban Church look like?