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

More from KCRW

New drought restrictions limit millions of Southern Californians to watering their yards once or twice weekly. Cemeteries are looking for ways to avoid turning brown.

from Greater LA

Cal Fire faces a mental health crisis. As wildfires intensify, thousands of overworked California firefighters carry a heavy load of trauma, pain and grief.

from News Stories

The polls may close at 8 p.m. tonight, but remember: In California elections, this is just the beginning.

from News Stories

Rufus Wainwright will play at The Ford Theatre in LA on June 14 to perform songs from his new album: “Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Records.”

from Greater LA

Indica, sativa and hybrid may not be the best way to label weed. The most common system to categorize marijuana is misleading consumers, according to a new stud

from KCRW Features

Los Angeles voters have identified homelessness as the top issue in the election for LA’s next mayor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand