Architectural Record / March 28, 2017

A data-driven approach to revitalizing the L.A. River

For the majority of its 51 miles, the Los Angeles River winds through the metropolitan area in a concrete flood-control ditch—a setting better suited for chase scenes in films like Grease and Terminator II than, say, a picnic lunch.

The New York Times / March 13, 2017

In Chicago and Philadelphia, the difference a park makes

Despite the bitter wind, Kim Wasserman showed me around La Villita Park. Occupying 21 acres in the middle of this city’s largest Mexican-American neighborhood, the park used to be a brownfield and illegal dump.