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Planning differently

Inspired by Los Angeles, graduate student John Arroyo takes a new approach to urban planning. John Arroyo’s first exposure to the 51-mile, concrete-walled Los Angeles River came in riding mass transit downtown from his East Los Angeles home, past a riverside cityscape of industrial structures, graffiti, and piles of debris....

“Play the LA River” Awarded Grant

ArtPlace America funds researchers from UC Riverside and UCLA for public art, local history initiative aimed at reconnecting residents with urban river RIVERSIDE, Calif. — ArtPlace America has awarded a $185,000 grant to researchers from UC Riverside and UCLA to support “Play the LA River,” the project of a collective...

Allison Carruth wins ArtPlace America grant for ‘Play the LA River’

Allison Carruth, associate professor of English and affiliate of the Institute of Environment & Sustainability, has been awarded a $185,000 grant from ArtPlace America, together with historian Catherine Gudis of UC Riverside and Jenny Price, a writer, artist and independent scholar. The grant will support “Play the LA River,” the...

Jenny Price is back at it on the LA River, Malibu beaches, and more

Jon Christensen writes: Writer, environmental historian, and LA Urban Ranger Jenny Price is back in town after leaving LA last year for fellowships at Princeton University and the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany. The author of the book Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in America, the influential essay “Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in...

Media Contacts

Allison Carruth
acarruth@humnet.ucla.edu

Catherine Gudis
catherine.gudis@ucr.edu

Recent Stories

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    “Park vs. condos debate—costumes recommended,” reads one of the instructions on a playing card for a plot of land near the Los Angeles River. This […]

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  • Interpreting the Storied Past of the LA River Through Dance

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