Alissa Walker is a writer and Urbanism editor at Curbed.
Recent episodes featuring Alissa Walker
Weekly Wrap: 'Truth Hurts' Hits No. 1, McConnell On Gun Control, More Brexit Chaos
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
Democratic Presidential candidates talked climate in a town hall this week. How does transportation factor into combating climate change? In the wake of several mass shootings, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still yet to bring forward any legislation on gun control. We take a look at how President Trump may be influencing McConnell's thinking and actions. Plus, with all the yelling and shouting, what's going on with Brexit this week — and how are Brits feelings about it? Sam is joined in the studio this week by Curbed Urbanism editor Alissa Walker and producer Tom Dreisbach of NPR's Embedded podcast.
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Exit Strategy with Jeff Wattenhofer
Journalist Alissa Walker is fully invested in her city, and you can be too! On today's show, we're talking about taking the first steps toward making a meaningful connection with your city. Also, Jeff and Alissa chat about looking good on a bike, the need to end car culture in Los Angeles, and whether she's running in 2020. New to the show? Check out the podcast archives for interviews with Rhea Butcher, Jake Weisman, Sara Benincasa, and MORE!                    Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at Communicate with the show! Prove people really read episode descriptions!
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The Curbed Appeal
Curbed's L.A.-based Urbanism editor, Alissa Walker, joins the Appeal hosts to talk infrastructure and the election, living car-free in the car-loving City of Angels, and the future of transportation in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
S1E29: Great Mistakes with Alissa Walker
Notebook on Cities and Culture
Colin Marshall sits down in Silver Lake with Alissa Walker, writer on urban design, architecture, and the cityscape — especially Los Angeles' — for publications like GOOD, Dwell, the LA Weekly, and more. She also associate-produces KCRW's DnA: Design and Architecture. They discuss Sunset Triangle Plaza, the area of reclaimed street where they sit, and what it says about the Angeleno "mind shift" toward getting out of the car; how many small, cheap improvements can alter the urban experience in the same way as a few large, expensive ones; her friends' lingering fear of getting "all sweaty" while riding bicycles, buses, and trains; the complacency Los Angeles instilled in its residents in the seventies, eighties, and even nineties; increasing the "stumble upon" factor in a large, spread-out city; her experience building a more accurate narrative of Los Angeles, a city that hasn't done much to brand itself lately, than the ones in the New York Times; the urban projects that work in this city and the ones, like a "living wall" being torn down right behind them, that don't; Los Angeles' tendency to create spaces in which to compress and imitate itself; the lack of markers, literally and figuratively, to show you "where the stuff is"; learning and showing Los Angeles through its architecture, and other works of public design more interesting than the artisanal chairs so popular last decade; her part in the GOOD Ideas for Cities project, especially when it went to her native St. Louis, and how it got her thinking about the possibilities of American cities; and her recommendations on how best to keep your eyes on the streets in Los Angeles.
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3 hours, 8 minutes