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Nidia Erceg

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Los Angeles Street Vendor Economy: “Latino Urbanism”

by Nidia Erceg

Pring..pringgg…little bells and the yodeling of Tamaleeeees! is heard on Los Angeles’ Ceaser Chavez Boulevard. Street vendors fill the air with the smell of bacon wrapped hot dogs, their whistles and antojitos (treats )t... Read article

Roach Coaches and Gourmet Food Trucks

by Nidia Erceg

“Roach coaches” are what we called them when we were teenagers in Los Angeles. Not an appetizing term for an eatery and it’s farthest from the truth for the trucks in Los Angeles. Whatever you want to call these meals on... Read article

Campaigning and Fundraising Using Social Media Sites

by Nidia Erceg

When I see the “Join our online community symbol” on a website that I am browsing, I join. I figure why hesitate in joining when I am already interested in what the site is saying. With today’s world news being stripped ... Read article

Car-Centric Architecture and a Vision for Los Angeles

by Nidia Erceg

In a previous post one of our other bloggers, Jessica, wrote about the excitement of CicLAvia, “I believe if cities adopted a building style that considered cyclists, instead of being optimized for cars, this “Bikitec... Read article

How Urban Planners Can Assist in Creating a New Food System

by Nidia Erceg

Food is always on the minds of Americans - and urban planners. Here is how urban planning plays a key role in helping create local community-based food systems through urban design: They use  traditional tools su... Read article

What Will Bring People and Business Back to the Streets?

by Nidia Erceg

With the intention of planting a victory garden for a friend who just beat cancer we rode into the City of Montrose 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles to a nursery. I had my favorite nursery mapped out and I asked my frie... Read article

Los Angeles Approved Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance

by Nidia Erceg

After over a year, the LID (Low Impact Development) Ordinance has finally made it past the Los Angeles Board of Public Works.  On January 15th, the Board unanimously approved a draft LID ordinance requiring that rainfall... Read article

How City Signs Instruct Good Design

by Nidia Erceg

While on vacation I have enjoyed photographing cities through their signs, sometimes graffiti, public works, and even window displays. I find that these add dimensions to cities in a way that most of us wouldn’t even... Read article