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4 days ago
Several strategies and initiatives seek to make parks more accessible on foot in the county of Los Angeles. Clement Lau, an L.A. County planner, summarizes a few of these strategies and initiatives.
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February 17, 2019, 11am PST
Los Angeles is surrounded by beautiful nature in the form of hills, mountains, beaches, and deserts, but its notorious traffic can make it hell to get there. L.A. County Park Planner Clement Lau describes his favorite nearby nature doses.
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January 29, 2019, 10am PST
Better integration between San Diego's various transit modes—trolley (light rail), bus, bus rapid transit, and active transit—are key to increasing use and housing options, argues AVRP planner Howard Blackson III.
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December 9, 2018, 11am PST
Balance between state and local control and between private and public solutions are necessary for meaningful improvement in housing affordability, according to planning activist and affordable housing developer Murtaza Baxamusa.
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December 5, 2018, 10am PST
In his sixth annual list of gift ideas for “plannerds,” park plan-nerd Clement Lau takes a different approach.
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October 20, 2018, 11am PDT
A recent Gensler workshop to brainstorm the design process reaffirms the importance of design charrettes, idea sharing, or brainstorming for every project, writes San Diego Gensler Design Director Marin Gertler.
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October 8, 2018, 6am PDT
An annual sampling of professional development conferences in the coming year for planning and design professionals, by L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.
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September 21, 2018, 9am PDT
A new book on adaptive reuse of industrial buildings is reviewed by Carol Berens.
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September 10, 2018, 7am PDT
Park planner Clement Lau discusses five (plus one in Los Angeles) key data sources for parks and recreation planning.
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August 28, 2018, 11am PDT
From USC to Columbia University, "town and gown" collaborations regarding university expansion have proven to benefit all parties, writes planning activist and affordable housing developer Murtaza Baxamusa.
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