Category Archives: speaking

See you at Design Week Portland

I am so excited to be headed to one of my favorite places on Earth later this month to see what some of my favorite people have put together. In my mind, Portland will forever be the great urban laboratory of the US—from … Continue reading

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Come get a Taste of food and design

My dear friends at Design Observer are coming to LA, ostensibly to escape the frigid late winter on the East Coast, but also to throw a conference called Taste on Friday, February 12. I’m excited to be  a part of it and I’ll … Continue reading

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Next steps

It’s been quiet here. A little TOO quiet. And that means I’ve got some explaining to do. As you know my life has changed quite a bit since I started a gelato-themed repository for my thoughts. I got married, and … Continue reading

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Join me Thursday to welcome the Third Los Angeles

I’m halfway through my time off to raise my new human, which is in many ways like a sabbatical… one where you end up working harder than you ever have on the most rewarding job of your life. But I … Continue reading

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Join de LaB for Making LA!

For almost seven years (!) I’ve been taking fellow design lovers along on walking tours, bike rides, and light-rail field trips to visit historical landmarks, unfinished buildings, new restaurants and bars, freshly planted parks, abandoned subway stations and many, many more … Continue reading

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Come talk about Sister Corita at PMCA

I’ve written many many times about my love for Sister Corita Kent, the designer, activist and nun whose work was inspired by the place she called “marvelously unfinished Los Angeles.” Next summer, the Pasadena Museum of California Art will be … Continue reading

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Join me at CAMP

Last year around this time I headed off to a magical adventure in the woods, CAMP. This business conference that is so much more than a business conference was one of my highlights of 2013, and I even included it … Continue reading

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A Walker in D.F.

I was lucky enough to find myself in Mexico City earlier this month to speak at the pedestrian advocacy conference Ciudad Péaton. While there, I fell in love. Mexico City is like nowhere else on earth in that it’s both … Continue reading

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Watch my Pencil vs. Pixel interview

As a professional question-asker, I love meeting people who have good questions to ask me. Cesar Contreras is one of those people, so I was honored to be featured on the latest episode of his web series, Pencil vs. Pixel. … Continue reading

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Happy Walktober

Guess what time of year it is? Well, yes, it’s decorative gourd season motherfuckers, but it’s also Walktober! And that means lots of walking events all over LA (and the country), ending with the year’s best holiday for walking… Halloween! … Continue reading

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