Turning Urban Sprawl Into Sustainable Cities


It may seem ironic that one of the most sustainable city infrastructure projects underway in the United States is taking shape in a metropolitan region known best for its traffic congestion and expansive urban sprawl.

Or perhaps it should be expected here, where, consciously or not, we are beginning to reconcile the physical structure of highways and arterial roads on which we have prospered for the last 60 years with a dramatically changing marketplace that has rendered that structure newly less desirable.


Celebrating L.A.'s Hidden Walkability


Los Angeles is home to a few hundred public stairways, whose presence throughout the city is largely forgotten. Officially defined as streets made of stairs, these passages were built during the streetcar era of the early 20th century so commuters who got off in the valley could reach their homes in the hills. The writer Dan Koeppel started to walk them himself about a decade ago, and he hasn't really stopped.


15th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk Coming September 29th


Animal lovers are invited to put their best feet forward at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s 15th annual Wiggle Waggle Walk – a community fundraiser for animals – at Brookside Park adjacent to the Rose Bowl.

Organizers hope to raise $400,000 through the event, which will provide food, shelter and medical care to homeless animals, nearly 12,000 of which are taken in by the humane society every year. The walk will start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 29.

Thousands of people and their dogs are expected to take part in the walk, which begins at 9 a.m. Walkers and their dogs can choose either a one-mile or three-mile route around the outside of the Rose Bowl stadium before enjoying a free Pet Expo at the park. Participants do not need a dog to join the fun—just a desire to help animals—and they can walk individually or form teams.

“The Wiggle Waggle Walk is a fun event that brings everyone together to help animals in need,” says Steve McNall, president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We would not be able to provide the level of care to all the animals without the community’s support.”


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