Author Archives: Elizabeth Gallardo

Notes from the Complete Streets Conference: New York provides a glimpse into the Future

The most inspiring portion of the Complete Streets Conference was the keynote speaker, Janette Sadik-Khan, transportation commissioner of New York City.  Khan was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg in 2007 and has implemented drastic changes throughout the city including closing streets … Continue reading

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LA Wilderness Walking: Exploring LA’s historic narrative through landscape

I used to live in New York and would always tell people: “Los Angeles is the craziest place you will ever visit.”  I would then go on to explain that Los Angeles was so crazy because it had so many … Continue reading

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My car-free day

Good Magazine is funding proposals for the LA/2B Challenge, where you can imagine an itinerary for your ideal car-free day in LA.  I have submitted an idea where participants can learn more about urban wilderness spots in Los Angeles. If I … Continue reading

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B O D Y D E S E R T

As you may have already noted, I love my girls at B O D Y C I T Y. These gorgeous shots are from their recent performance at the High Desert Test Sites. They performed this piece at Coyote Dry … Continue reading

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CicLAvia: W E F O U N D E A C H O T H E R

This year, the convergence of CicLAvia with Occupy Los Angeles could not have been more auspicious.  Occupying public space is at the core of what the bike event stands for and in a way, the event paves the way for … Continue reading

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Subsurface Magazine is out!

Check it out here. (My photo essay begins p.16)

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Desert Ruins in Soda Springs

Zzyzx, home of the Cal State Desert Studies Center was once a resort run by an evangelical rogue “medicine man”.  After being confiscated by the federal government in 1974 and re-purposed as a research center, the property now remains in … Continue reading

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