Alesia Hsiao is an editorial intern at Planetizen.
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Alesia Hsiao is currently a graduate student in the Urban and Regional Planning program at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is an active member of the California chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).

Recent Posts

June 28, 2012, 12pm PDT
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council ranks the cleanest and dirtiest beaches in the U.S. Jessica Camille Aguirre gives an overview of the group’s findings and discovers a less than significant improvement in overall water quality.
NPR
May 25, 2012, 8am PDT
Norimitsu Onishi describes a feud ripe for the pages of a Hollywood script, between movie mogul George Lucas and his wealthy neighbors over his plans to build affordable housing in Marin County.
The New York Times
May 25, 2012, 6am PDT
Daniel Michaels and Mary M. Lane recount the 16-year drama, now verging on farce, surrounding the delayed grand opening of Berlin's new airport.
The Wall Street Journal
May 23, 2012, 7am PDT
Jill P. Capuzzo describes the shift in consumer demand for different amenities in homes targeted for the 55+ market, and how loosening age and cost limitations have helped such developments survive in a segment hit especially hard by the downturn.
The New York Times
May 20, 2012, 11am PDT
The smart phones that keep us constantly connected to cyberspace may have detrimental effects on our public spaces, writes Emily Badger.
The Atlantic Cities
May 19, 2012, 9am PDT
Congressman Earl Blumeanauer explains what landscape architects, architects, planners and engineers can do to bridge the gap between politics and more livable communities during ASLA's advocacy day.
Dirt
May 12, 2012, 9am PDT
Several case studies from edible city innovators are offered in a new ASLA video that shows how you can transform your backyard, corner lot or rooftop into an urban farm, reports Jude Stewart.
Fast Company
May 12, 2012, 7am PDT
Mostly unmentioned during the very public removal of Chinese leader Bo Xilai was the ambitious urban development program he led in Chongqing. Julia Zhou looks at those efforts and their uncertain future.
Architizer
May 10, 2012, 2pm PDT
Matt Flegenheimer reports on how newly found errors in New York's vaunted subway map have reignited a battle over who deserves credit for its design, and who should own up to its mistakes.
The New York Times
May 10, 2012, 7am PDT
Adie Tomer looks at how Vienna contributes to Europe's smart city movement through innovations in sustainability, place-making, and data utilization.
The New Republic