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?
I was just in Chicago, one of my favorite cities, for the American Planning Association (APA)’s National Planning Conference. Continue Reading APA Conference: Lessons from Chicago
Have you ever heard of “urban sketching”? Essentially, it is the art of freehand drawing on location at cities where a sketcher lives and/or travels to. Continue Reading Book Review: The Art of Urban Sketching
Los Angeles is indeed a museums capital. As I shared in a previous article, there are hundreds of museums and art galleries in L.A. County. Continue Reading Los Angeles as a Museums Capital: Part II