Sam Hall Kaplan is a distinguished print and broadcast journalist, author, and teacher, who has pursued parallel careers as an urban designer and planning strategist. He has been an Emmy award-winning reporter/producer for Fox Television News in Los Angeles, the design critic for the Los Angeles Times, an urban affairs reporter for The New York Times, and an editor of The New York Post, and contributor to popular and professional publications and broadcast outlets. His books include The Dream Deferred: People, Politics and Planning in Suburbia; the best-selling L. A. Lost and Found, an architectural history of Los Angeles; and the collection of essays L. A. Follies.
The Politics of Preservation in Los Angeles
Two very different new books on the project of historic preservation in Los Angeles....
Tough-Love Urbanism: On Jeremiah Moss’s “Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul”
Sam Hall Kaplan commiserates with Jeremiah Moss, author of “Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul.”...
BLARB BLOG POSTS
An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles: Fully Revised 6th Edition
The Stuff of Dreams: Bernard Friedman’s The American Idea of Home: Conversations About Architecture and Design (University of Texas Press, 2017)
The Citizen Saint: Jane Jacobs on the Screen, the Page, and the Streets
Remembering Bill: On William McPherson (1933-2017)