Alissa Walker is a writer whose work focuses primarily in and on Los Angeles. She writes about design, architecture, cities, transportation, and walking for many publications, including GOOD, Fast Company, and Dwell, and is the associate producer for the KCRW public radio show “DnA: Design and Architecture,” hosted by Frances Anderton.
As the co-creator of GOOD Ideas for Cities, a collaboration between GOOD and CEOs for Cities that is supported by a grant from ArtPlace, Alissa Walker hosts events across the country where creatives are assigned urban problems proposed by city leaders, and present their solutions at lively public forums.
In 2010, Walker was named as a USC Annenberg/Getty Fellow for her writing on design and urbanism. She lives in a royal blue house in Los Angeles’s Silver Lake neighborhood, where she throws ice cream socials, tends to a drought-tolerant garden, rides a Creamsicle-colored Public bike, writes infrequently on her blog, Gelatobaby, and relishes life in L.A. without a car.
- AGI Open 2013, Report from London
- Do You Read Me?: Harvard Design Magazine Re-launches with an Issue on Reading
- Adrian Shaughnessy Answers The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition
- Book List of the Week: Emanuela Frattini Magnusson
- Still Learning from Denise Scott Brown
- Win Six Books for Children on Architecture and Design
- The Designers & Books Online Book Fair 2014 Holiday Gift Guide
- The Books That Inspire 10 Women in Architecture
- 10 Books on Toy Design
- Quote of the Day: Margaret McCurry & Pride and Prejudice