Alissa Walker

urbanism editor, Curbed

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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The coronavirus pandemic has led people to work from home or avoid taking buses and trains if they can help it.

Public transit ridership is better in LA than some other US cities during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has led people to work from home or avoid taking buses and trains if they can help it.

from Greater LA

Developed neighborhoods and cities, as innocuous or well-intentioned as they may seem, have contributed to the plight of African Americans and people of color.

Designing cities without Black consent upholds white supremacy, says urban planner

Developed neighborhoods and cities, as innocuous or well-intentioned as they may seem, have contributed to the plight of African Americans and people of color.

from Greater LA

The Los Angeles Unified School District is the nation’s second largest school district. It’s also home to the largest school police force, the LA School Police Department.

Activists call for defunding LAUSD police, removing officers from campus

The Los Angeles Unified School District is the nation’s second largest school district. It’s also home to the largest school police force, the LA School Police Department.

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