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
It takes vision to plan and implement creative ideas to improve our communities. Vision as used here refers to a vivid, creative conception or anticipation of what could be.Continue Reading Images, Instagram, and City Planning
While visiting FIGat7th in Downtown Los Angeles over the weekend, I noticed that a giant shoe sculpture made entirely of canned food was on display. Continue Reading Canstruction: Promoting Design and Fighting Hunger
“Any idiot can plan!” That is the response I have heard some critics and cynics give when asked what AICP stands for. Continue Reading Any Idiot Can Plan?
In his book The Skillful Teacher (2006), Dr. Stephen D. Brookfield states: “Teaching is about making some kind of dent in the world so that the world is different than it was before you practiced your craft. Continue Reading Teaching Planning and Policy: a First-Timer’s Perspective
In deciding where to live, most parents with young children typically choose neighborhoods with quality public schools. Unfortunately, most of these schools are located in the suburbs. I say “unfortunately” because my wife and I live in the city: we are among the 45,000 residents who call Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) home.Continue Reading Downtown Schooling