James Brasuell

Planetizen

Guest

Managing editor of Planetizen, an urban planning and design website; former reporter covering land use and planning issues for Curbed LA and The Architects Newspaper; Outreach and Data Coordinator in the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona; former editor of the Planning Report, a monthly land-use and infrastructure development journal

James Brasuell on KCRW

After the concrete was poured in the 1930's to make it a flood-control channel, nobody thought much about the LA River.

From a Concrete Ditch to a Real Estate Boom

After the concrete was poured in the 1930's to make it a flood-control channel, nobody thought much about the LA River.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The Los Angeles River runs for 32 miles through the City of LA, in a concrete flood control channel that the Army Corps of Engineers started to build in the 1930's.

Restoring the LA River: Is the Latest Plan Big Enough?

The Los Angeles River runs for 32 miles through the City of LA, in a concrete flood control channel that the Army Corps of Engineers started to build in the 1930's.

from Which Way, L.A.?

There are eight on-and-off ramps where the 405 Freeway meets Wilshire Boulevard on the West side of Los Angeles.

'Rampture' on the 405 at Wilshire Boulevard

There are eight on-and-off ramps where the 405 Freeway meets Wilshire Boulevard on the West side of Los Angeles.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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