Planning & Analysis

These are regional-scale projects, using advanced analysis techniques, community feedback, complex systems-level thinking, and broad-scale design solutions intended to be applied throughout a study area. These projects include master plans, vision plans, transit studies, and custom GIS models created specifically for the projects.

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  • Aqueduct Futures/Watershed Wranglers

    Aqueduct Futures/Watershed Wranglers

    A vision plan for the Owens Valley and Mono Basins, which comprise the watershed of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system. The capstone of my MLA, this was a group project with three other students.

  • LA County Green Network

    LA County Green Network

    This speculative project, through extensive GIS modeling, created maps of ideal streets to include in countywide greenway projects. A parks need analysis model was created, balancing health, population density, distance from parks, and other factors. Through a separate model, streets were identified that exceeded recommended widths. Networks of connectivity were identified by combining patterns of park need with excess street width.

  • Exposition Park Master Plan

    Exposition Park Master Plan

    In collaboration with an architecture student, a master plan was imagined for Exposition Park, where the currently segmented and underused space opens up to the surrounding neighborhoods and becomes a community amenity.

  • Rethinking Lower Colorado Agriculture

    Rethinking Lower Colorado Agriculture

    Water use from the Colorado River was studied, and ways to lessen the environmental impacts of its use were explored. This proposal stemmed from agricultural water use analysis within the Imperial Valley, and proposed alternative crop selection and a rethinking of crop geography as ways to decrease strain on river ecosystems and allow water to return to the Colorado River Delta.

  • Gold Line Ridership Study

    Gold Line Ridership Study

    Ridership on LA Metro's Gold Line was analyzed in comparison to other lines within Metro's light rail network. Causes for fluctuations in ridership were identified, and solutions were proposed to increase ridership at stations where it is currently low.

  • Food Sovereignty in Watts

    Food Sovereignty in Watts

    This project addressed the idea of food sovereignty and security in the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles. The class divided into teams, with different students imagining solutions to current challenges to healthy, fresh food in Watts. My role in the project was to analyze available land and water, and determine the amount of food that could be grown, and how many people could be fed.

  • Getty Center Site & Context

    Getty Center Site & Context

    This quick project analyzed connections within and surrounding the Getty Center.