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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- Book List of the Week: Stefan Sagmeister
- 15 Books on China and Design
- The Paris Review: 60 Years of Substance and Style
- 10 Books Designed by Irma Boom
- Win Copies of Books on Two Great Modernists: Adolf Loos and Paul T. Frankl
- 15 Books on Art Deco
- Book List of the Week: Carlo Ratti
- 4 Books on Adolf Loos
- Quote of the Day: Carlo Ratti & Smart Cities
- Win Copies of Fifty Years of Illustration and TM: The Untold Stories Behind 29 Classic Logos
- Win a Copy of Urban Acupuncture by Visionary Urbanist Jaime Lerner
- Designers & Books Curates a Book Fair @ Dwell on Design NY, October 9–11
- Win a Copy of Being: An Architect by Ian Ritchie
- Win Design Books at the Designers & Books Fair @Dwell on Design New York, Through Oct. 11