Alissa Walker

Book Board Member / Writer / United States /

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.

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