Alissa Walker

urbanism editor, Curbed LA

Guest

Urbanism Editor at Curbed; former Urbanism Editor for Gizmodo; design writer for publications like Fast Company, Dwell, Wired, Details, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times; co-founder of design east of La Brea, an organization that produces design events in Los Angeles; design journalist for DnA: Design and Architecture

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LA officials have launched a program called “   Slow Streets   ,” which temporarily shuts down some residential streets to cars and opens them up to people exercising.

LA ‘Slow Streets’ program opens roads to walkers, runners, cyclists

LA officials have launched a program called “ Slow Streets ,” which temporarily shuts down some residential streets to cars and opens them up to people exercising.

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Last month, Governor Newsom launched    Project Roomkey   , a statewide effort to provide temporary accommodations for unhoused residents who are particularly at risk during this…

LA wants to provide hotel rooms for 15,000 unhoused people during COVID-19

Last month, Governor Newsom launched Project Roomkey , a statewide effort to provide temporary accommodations for unhoused residents who are particularly at risk during this…

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Traffic and pollution are way down in Southern California. That’s a good thing. But all those Angelenos sheltering at home want to get out and exercise.

LA roads during COVID-19: Closed to cars, open to cyclists and pedestrians?

Traffic and pollution are way down in Southern California. That’s a good thing. But all those Angelenos sheltering at home want to get out and exercise.

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The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has fouled spring break trips, long-planned vacations and overseas travel.

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Browse the pop-up galleries at the LA Art Show; participate in a symposium on climate change and the built environment; browse and shop for fine art prints antiquarian books; see films…

One frequent issue for people experiencing homelessness is hygiene -- how to keep clean when you don’t have ready access to running water, soap, a shower, clean clothes.

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You are working at home. But is your home working for you? Kelly Wearstler has some tips to improve your interior, at whatever scale.

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The federal government wants Americans to cancel non-essential travel.

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Pandemics can bring about innovation, especially in design and architecture. Sam Lubell talks to DnA about changes that may come to buildings and urban design in response to COVID-19.

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Would you choose to rent or own a condo in a multifamily building, or own a single family home?

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In a normal year, many Angeleno designers and showroom owners would be packing their bags soon to head to Milan for Salone del Mobile, the massive furniture fair.

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Thousands of people in Los Angeles County who cannot fully care for themselves rely on home care workers for daily tasks like meal prep and bathing.

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