Sam Hall Kaplan

July 23, 2014

Moses and the Future of the LA River

Sam Hall Kaplan draws lessons from Robert Moses to explore major developments around LA River revitalization.

July 27, 2021

Sam Hall Kaplan on The Politics of Preservation in Los Angeles

Former LA Times Urban Design Critic, Sam Hall Kaplan reviews Ken Bernstein's "Preserving Los Angeles" in which he reflects on the notoriously contentious politics surrounding historic preservation in the city

November 7, 2014

Why LA Looks the Way It Does, with No Steward of the Built Environment

Sam Hall Kaplan critiques the City of Los Angeles' approach to design and development.

June 30, 2014

Sam Hall Kaplan Opines on LA Public Dissatisfaction with Community Planning

Sam Hall Kaplan questions the future of planning in Los Angeles in the context of the Hollywood Community Plan.

September 11, 2013

Sam Hall Kaplan Reviews Getty's Pacific Standard Time

Following a review of the Getty's "Overdrive" exhibit, Sam Hall Kaplan examines the Getty's broader Pacific Standard Time initiative.

August 9, 2013

‘OverDrive’: Sam Hall Kaplan Laments LA’s Turn 50 Years Ago to ‘Plop’ Architecture

Former LA Times architectural critic Sam Hall Kaplan takes on the 'Overdrive' exhibition held by the Getty in Los Angeles.

October 1, 2009

Sam Hall Kaplan Reviews Wrestling Moses: Jane Jacobs—Gone Three Years—Lives On!

Journalist Sam Hall Kaplan examines the contemporary influence of the writings and advocacy of Jane Jacobs in this TPR exclusive.

January 8, 2007

TPR Readers on 2007: What Will Most Improve–or Scar–Metropolitan Los Angeles in the New Year?

TPR's annual reader poll reveals optimism, caution, and renewed belief in the power of intelligent planning and place-making.

September 1, 2003

Not Afraid to Speak Truth to Power, Sam Hall Kaplan Critiques LAT Ouroussoff's Sexist Column

Commentator Sam Hall Kaplan on the media's ignorance of true advances in architecture.

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