Join us this week as we talk with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Urban Planning Professor and an Associate Dean at the Luskin School of Public Affairs, about the sidewalks and other public spaces of Los Angeles, the challenges they face and the promise they hold. We’ll also visit with Anna Pehoushek, Principal City Planner for the City of Orange, to discover how preservation became a core value in her city’s public policy and some of the unexpected architectural gems that Orange holds.

We’ll also discuss the draft EIR for La Plaza Cultura Village, William Dailey Rare Books offers yearbooks belonging to Charles Bukowski’s pal Baldie, a major article about Skid Row in Politico and Andrés Duany on “lean urbanism.” All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 31st, 2014.

Photo Credit: Sonia Rivas

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Preservation in the city of Orange

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris’ webpage. Her books: Sidewalks: Conflict and Negotiation over Public Space and Urban Design Downtown: Poetics and Politics of Form.

La Plaza Cultura Village (Draft EIR and information).

William Dailey Rare Books offers Bukowski’s pal’s yearbooks.

Major Skid Row article from Politico.

Andrés Duany on “lean urbanism.”

April LAVA Sunday Salon

Kim’s novel, The Kept Girl, is now available