We're inviting Ken Bernstein, Principal City Planner and Manager of the City of Los Angeles' Office of Historic Resources for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his new book, Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places Can Transform America's Cities. In his book, he tells the comprehensive story of how historic preservation has revived Los Angeles neighborhoods, created a downtown renaissance, and guided the future of the city.
Ken Bernstein has devoted much of his career to preserving and enhancing the unique architecture and cultural heritage of America’s second-largest city, using historic preservation to transform communities. For Los Angeles City Planning, he directs the Office of Historic Resources and Urban Design Studio and has directed the department’s citywide planning and community planning initiatives. He has led the creation of Los Angeles’ comprehensive historic preservation program and the completion of SurveyLA, a ground-breaking citywide survey of L.A.’s historic resources. He previously directed the preservation advocacy work of the Los Angeles Conservancy, the nation’s largest membership-based local preservation organization, and lectures frequently on preservation and urban planning.
Linda Dishman, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Conservancy