world design capital mexico city. March 5, 2018

World Design Capital Mexico City 2018, International Design Forum, talk: “Dream Cities: The (History of the) Future of Cities,” Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico, March 5, 2018.

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university of missouri–kansas city, mo. august 15, 2017

Cockefair Lecture, University of Missouri-Kansas City, talk: “American Eden,” Pierson Auditorium, 12:30 pm, Kansas City, MO. August 15, 2017.

A special edition of the KCET documentary series "Lost L.A." exploring the history of one of Southern California's most beloved public gardens. Also streaming on, linkTV, appleTV, hulu, and roku. 

"Lost LA: Descanso Gardens" premieres on KCET, july 18, 2018

kansas city public library, april 25, 2017

Kansas City Public Library, talk: “Dream Cities,” 6:30 pm, Kansas City, MO. April 25, 2017.

signs of life in the usa: readings on popular culture for writers

Op-ed essay, "Are We Greening Our Cities, or Just Greenwashing Them?" included in 9th ed. of compilation Signs Of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers (Macmillan, 2018). Originally appeared in Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2016.