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Intro


Writer / Landscape Designer

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Intro


Writer / Landscape Designer

OVERVIEW

Wade Graham is a writer, historian, & landscape designer with a practice based in Los Angeles.

His writing, on cultural history, environment, urbanism, landscape, art, and other topics, has appeared frequently in the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, and Harper’s, among other publications.

His books include Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World (HarperCollins, 2016), American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyard, What Our Gardens Tell Us About Ourselves (HarperCollins, 2011), and the forthcoming Braided Waters: environment, economy, and community in Molokai, Hawaii (University of California Press, 2018). 

He has a Ph.D in American history from UCLA and has taught urban and environmental policy at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University since 2009. Since 1999, he has been a trustee of Glen Canyon Institute, a Colorado River restoration group based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Books

Recent books include Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World, (Harper-Collins, 2016) and American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyard, What Our Gardens Tell Us About Ourselves (Harper-Collins, 2011). Braided Waters: environment, economy, and community in Molokai, Hawaii will be published by the University of California Press in May, 2018. 

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BOOKS INTRO


Books

Recent books include Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World, (Harper-Collins, 2016) and American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyard, What Our Gardens Tell Us About Ourselves (Harper-Collins, 2011). Braided Waters: environment, economy, and community in Molokai, Hawaii will be published by the University of California Press in May, 2018. 

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Landscape Design

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Landscape Design

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CONTACT


Contact

I appreciate your questions and feedback. I will attempt to return inquiries as soon as I am able.

wgls@grahamstudio.net

CONTACT


Contact

I appreciate your questions and feedback. I will attempt to return inquiries as soon as I am able.

wgls@grahamstudio.net

MEDIA & EVENTS


MEDIA & EVENTS


MEDIA

"there goes the neighborhood" Airing on KCRW FM 89.9, September 26, 2017.

Today the first of eight parts of an excellent new radio documentary about urban issues in LA aired on "Press Play" with Madeleine Brand. Digging into gentrification, in places like Echo Park, where I live. It airs again from 7-8 pm. Or you can download the podcast, or subscribe to the whole series. I have a couple of lines in this one and a couple of the others.

Press Play: http://www.kcrw.com/latest/all-these-people-moving-in-new-buildings-new-apartments

Podcast: http://www.kcrw.com/latest/hows-gentrification-changing-la-get-the-podcast

"LOST LA: DESCANSO GARDENS" premieres on KCET-TV, July 18, 2017, 8:30.

"A special documentary exploring the history of one of Southern California's most beloved public gardens."

Watch online: kcet.org/descansogardens



New York Times profile, september, 2011.

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American Eden on C-SPAN Book TV, 

Link to segment:  https://www.c-span.org/video/?318931-7/american-eden