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Jane Jacobs

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  • Reading L.A.: Introducing a yearlong project

     
    Los Angeles, with its car-dominated landscape and unusually dense brand of sprawl, can be a slippery place to get a handle on. As the architect Charles Moore put it in the introduction to "The City Observed: Los Angeles," the 1984......
  • Reading L.A.: Richard G. Lillard on the growth machine and its discontents

     
    New essay in Reading L.A. series by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, this one on the book Eden in Jeopardy by Richard G. Lillard, a book on architecture, the environment, ecology and growth in Los Angeles and Southern California....
  • The Life of a City: A new documentary looks to urban planning to solve tomorrow's problems

    The Life of a City: A new documentary looks to urban planning to solve tomorrow's problems
    If you're optimistic about our chances of tackling the big challenges facing humanity in the 21st century — poverty, overpopulation, the environment, the fair allocation of political power — then you're likely to feel good about the state of...
  • 'The Death and Life of the Great American School System' by Diane Ravitch

    'The Death and Life of the Great American School System' by Diane Ravitch
    The Death and Life of the Great American School System How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education Diane Ravitch Basic Books: 284 pp., $26.95 Diane Ravitch, probably this nation's most respected historian of education and long one of our most...
  • The road more traveled

    The road more traveled
    "Autophobia" is one of those concepts that carries a useful double meaning. As Brian Ladd defines it early in this brisk analysis of cars and car culture, it's "an obscure psychiatric diagnosis of 'fear of oneself.' " But, if bent just a little, it can...
  • Where Modernism hit an Art Deco wall

    THE AMERICAN Institute of Architects recently asked a national sample to judge American buildings, monuments and other structures. Each participant in the survey rated some of the 247 buildings nominated by the institute, and the scores were tallied...
  • Buildings the case

    Great architects are the enemies of history. They aspire to erase the visible past and to superimpose their own vision of the future. Ever since Baron Haussmann declared war on the back alleys of Paris in the mid-19th Century, replacing them with wide...
  • Planning the next L.A.

     
    The late urban planning legend Jane Jacobs was skeptical of Los Angeles because it violated one of her central tenets: that a city be made of vibrant neighborhoods linked by public transportation. Our lovely sprawl is stocked with colorful neighborhoods,....
  • Theater review: 'The Wake' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

     
    Huffington Post, meet Ellen, the liberal protagonist of Lisa Kron’s “The Wake.” If ever there was a character in need of a blog it’s this one, a freelance intellectual so obsessed with her own political musings she can’t stand to......
  • Birthday Wishes

    Birthday Wishes
    You say it's your birthday? Let us tell our viewers! Send your birthday wishes at least two weeks in advance to the addresses below: email:  birthdays@kwch.com Mail: Birthday Wishes 2815 E. 37th N. Wichita, KS, 67219 Include a self-addressed...