L.A.'s Booming Korean American Mall

Built in 1929, the historic Chapman Park Market on Sixth Street, is experiencing a resurgence, drawing a new generation of Korean Americans.

Read Time: 1 minute

October 21, 2000, 12:00 PM PDT

By Gwen Hilburn

The L.A. Conservancy says that this renewal is a good lesson in historic preservation for the rest of the city. The popularity of Chapman Plaza as a meeting place for young Korean Americans was what was envisioned during a 1980s $11 million renovation. It has finally happened. Four coffee houses, a sushi bar, a billiard hall, a record store, flower shop, bakery, clothing store and a hair salon will soon be joined by another restaurant.

Thanks to Gwenn Hilburn

Saturday, October 21, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times


The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022

An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.

November 28, 2022 - James Brasuell

Urban separated bike lane with street trees on one side and cars parked on the other

How Urban Trees Save Lives

New research shows a strong connection between a healthy urban tree canopy and lowered mortality rates.

December 1, 2022 - Congress For New Urbanism


Anchorage Eliminates Parking Requirements Citywide

Anchorage is the latest city to enact sweeping parking reforms, in another blow to the car-centric status quo of planning.

November 23, 2022 - Anchorage Daily News

Rendering of Van Ness Avenue with Bus Rapid Transit

Some States Use More Highway Funding for Transit Than Others

A news study brings the receipts on state and regional transportation spending.

December 2 - TransitCenter

Station with rown of red Capital Bikeshare parked bikes on Washington, D.C. sidewalk

Bikeshare Ridership Up From Pre-Pandemic Levels

Shared micromobility, particularly docked bikeshare systems, are seeing record growth, but ‘scooter inflation’ may cool riders’ enthusiasm.

December 2 - Bloomberg CityLab

Metro Bus

Free Rides, Overnight Service Considered for Metro Transit in D.C.

Washington, D.C. councilmembers are making a bold commitment to public transit.

December 2 - The Washington Post

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.