Jon Christensen

UCLA / Stamen Design

Guest

Jon Christensen is an adjunct assistant professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainablilty and a partner and strategic adviser of Stamen Design. A former columnist at LA Observed, he is an editor at Boom: A Journal of California.

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Some parts of Southern California got more than five inches of rain this week, in a series of storm systems that hit the area one after the other.

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Some parts of Southern California got more than five inches of rain this week, in a series of storm systems that hit the area one after the other.

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The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

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The Los Angeles River in downtown is getting new bridges and parks. But with the greening of the river may come “green gentrification.”

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Eighty years ago this week, rain poured down on Los Angeles. Floods washed out roads, bridges and thousands of homes.

Bridges and Walls: LA River, part 1

Eighty years ago this week, rain poured down on Los Angeles. Floods washed out roads, bridges and thousands of homes.

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