Jon Christensen

UCLA / Stamen Design

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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.

Jon Christensen on KCRW

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.

A California soaking, but will it stick?

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.

from The Mixer

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

Bridges and Walls: LA River, part 2

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

from Design and Architecture

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.

from Design and Architecture

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High winds and heat in Northern California recently caused PG&E to shut off power to communities in the Sierra Foothills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During the LA Times’ Festival of Books, KCRW & 826LA joined together to find out what festival attendees appreciate about their neighborhoods, and what they’d like to improve.

from Members

On this July 4, Greater LA replays some of our favorite stories from spring. We visit a 20,000 square foot estate in Beverly Hills -- a giga-mansion that's been tough to sell.

from Greater LA

LA’s homeless population grew by 16% in the city last year. Homelessness is up by 40% in Orange County, and 17% in San Francisco.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail are backed up at the small town of Kennedy Meadows because of all the snow in the Sierras.

from Greater LA

The shocking killing of a 32-year-old non-verbal autistic man by an off-duty LAPD officer at a Costco has parents of young autistic men wondering what it will take to keep their kids…

from Greater LA

California State Senator Scott Wiener’s controversial housing bill, SB 50, has been shelved for debate until next year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite thousands of requests to repair LA’s sidewalks each year, city officials say they can only manage to fix about ten a month.

from Greater LA

A national museum celebrating Korean-American heritage is one step closer to reality, with new funding announced this week and new renderings from LA-based Morphosis Architects. The…