Hey there! My name is Alissa. I’m a writer, a gelato-eater, and a walker in LA.
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I regularly write about design, architecture, cities, transportation and walking for several publications. You can read my latest stories here, or clicking on the publication will take you to all my articles for that publication. You can also read my favorite stories from 2011 and 2010.
- Dwell: Self Preservation
How a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.
- Fast Company: Mad for Madison
Why tech startups—and the people who run them—are crazy for the Wisconsin capital.
- LA Weekly: Flattened L.A.
Can a penny-pressing machine by Diane Meyer save Los Angeles architecture?
- Wired: XOXO Loves Tech
A new Portland conference launches and breaks all the records—and the rules.
- GOOD: Car-free Freedom
Does surrendering your automobile in L.A. make you feel helpless or more independent?
- KCET Food: Kickstarting Restaurants
Some of L.A.'s most popular food experiences are being funded by people just like you.
- Designers and Books: Summer Reading
Four design books for poolside reading that are light but not fluffy.
- Dwell: Self Preservation
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Can’t bring myself to write much after looking at the front page of the New York Times. These photos of a great week spent with my friends and family in New York remind me how lucky I am to be … Continue reading
Not that I condone anything to associated with the sick institution of Black Friday (except maybe the urban camping part), HOWEVER, I do realize that at some point during the next 30 days or so you’ll want to buy some stuff, … Continue reading
It wasn’t all gelato and Aperol during our trip to Italy. As I mentioned before, GOOD Ideas for Cities was one of 124 projects selected for representation at the U.S. Pavilion of the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, and one … Continue reading
The rumors are true: I managed to eat my way through several vats of gelato while I was in Italy. While every cone is a good cone—and I do tend to eat mostly cones in Italy, while I stick to … Continue reading
Posts may be sporadic, or nonexistent, as I gelato my way through Italy. You can always keep up with me at Twitter where I’m @gelatobaby or Instagram, where I’m @awalkerinLA. Arrivederci!
For the last eight months I’ve been skittering across the country with the GOOD Ideas for Cities initiative, taking the program to six mid-sized cities, working with amazing local groups for every event, and writing about each and every brilliant solution … Continue reading
But the real question is: hard-packed or soft-served? Snapped at the Pasadena City College Flea Market with Instagram, where I’m awalkerinLA
And one of the best. More sunsets from the studio.