Writing

My writings and co-authored works, updated as new pieces publish.

2022

Hostile Architecture in Los Angeles. Medium. June 19, 2022.

https://c1typlann3r.medium.com/interview-hostile-architecture-in-los-angeles-jonathan-pacheco-bell-1204b901560e

Memories of Keenan Avenue in East LA. Medium. March 11, 2022.

https://c1typlann3r.medium.com/memories-of-keenan-avenue-in-east-la-d206f5c48fb9

2021

The Hustler. Medium. November 28, 2021.

https://c1typlann3r.medium.com/the-hustler-c546ffdef6c7

Student Papers Archive. Medium. November 15, 2021.

https://c1typlann3r.medium.com/student-papers-archive-bd9a0ffea6e0

Abolish Fines at LA County Library. Medium. August 8, 2021.

https://c1typlann3r.medium.com/abolish-fines-at-la-county-library-6e482729838c

2020

Embedded Planning Returns to ELARA. Medium. December 18, 2020.

https://c1typlann3r.medium.com/embedded-planning-returns-to-elara-601943496144

The Unforgettable Role of Cal Poly Pomona in the Development of Embedded Planning. Medium. June 13, 2020.

https://c1typlann3r.medium.com/embedded-planning-cal-poly-pomona-34bd5b2e4080

2019

“We Are a Movement:” Students Advance Embedded Planning at the National Planning Conference. UrbDeZine. May 14, 2019.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/we-are-a-movement-urbdezine.pdf

2018

We Cannot Plan From Our Desks. Planning. October 2018.

Web: https://www.planning.org/planning/2018/oct/viewpoint/
PDF: https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/we-cannot-plan-from-our-desks_planning-magazine_viewpoint_october-2018_jpbell.pdf

An Urban Planner on the Ground in South Central Los Angeles. UrbDeZine. January 30, 2018.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/urban-planner-on-the-ground-in-south-central-la-urbdezine.pdf

Library History as Community History: Florence & Graham. Book chapter in, A Paseo Through Time in Florence-Firestone. Los Angeles: East of Borneo Books. 2018.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i7kgx455x0ttx57/FF-2-2018.pdf?dl=0

2017

Mutual Aid at Lunchtime. Cultural Weekly. December 6, 2017.

https://www.culturalweekly.com/mutual-aid-lunchtime/

An Open Letter to the Pasadena City Council Urging a Comprehensive Overhaul of the Second Dwelling UnitOrdinance. UrbDeZine. January 29, 2017.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/an-open-letter-to-the-pasadena-city-council-urging-a-comprehensive-overhaul-of-the-second-dwelling-unit-ordinance-urbdezine-los-angeles-jpbell.pdf

2016

An Open Letter to the Pasadena Planning Commission Urging a Comprehensive Overhaul of the Second Dwelling Unit Ordinance. UrbDeZine. December 12, 2016.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/an-open-letter-to-the-pasadena-planning-commission-urging-a-comprehensive-overhaul-of-the-second-dwelling-unit-ordinance-urbdezine_12.dec_.2016-jpbell.pdf

Conference Spotlight: Lessons of Latino Informal Housing Practice at APA CA 2016. APA Latinos and Planning 2016 Winter Newsletter. December 2016.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/conference-spotlight-lessons-of-latino-informal-housing-practice-at-apa-ca-2016-apa-latinos-and-planning-dec-2016-newsletter_jpbell.pdf

March to the District: The 1992 Student Walkout at Montebello High School. Cultural Weekly. August 3, 2016.

https://www.culturalweekly.com/march-district-1992-student-walkout-montebello-high-school/

Cal State Students, the “Fight for Five” Strike is About You, Too. Medium. April 9, 2016.

https://c1typlann3r.medium.com/cal-state-students-the-fight-for-five-strike-is-about-you-too-6ff6ffb21e20

The Invisibility of Code Enforcement in Planning Praxis: The Case of Informal Housing in Southern California. Focus: The Journal of Planning Practice & Education 13(1), 20-29. 2016. (with Jake Wegmann)

https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/focus/vol13/iss1/10/

2015

Epitaph for Edward W. Soja. UrbDeZine. December 17, 2015.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/epitaph-for-edward-w.-soja-urbdezine-los-angeles.pdf

Reyner Banham, Mike Davis, and the Discourse on Los Angeles Ecology. UrbDeZine. July 14, 2015.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/reyner-banham-mike-davis-and-the-discourse-on-los-angeles-ecology-urbdezine-los-angeles.pdf

New Horizons: Libraries, Space, and People. Tame the Web. April 20, 2015.

https://tametheweb.com/2015/04/20/reflection-on-new-horizons-space-and-people-a-ttw-guest-post-by-jonathan-pacheco-bell/

Libraries, Change, and the Future. Tame the Web. April 6, 2015.

https://tametheweb.com/2015/04/06/libraries-change-and-the-future-a-ttw-guest-post-by-jonathan-pacheco-bell/

Obstacles to Participation: The Little Free Library Edition. Tame the Web. March 30, 2015.

https://tametheweb.com/2015/03/30/obstacles-to-participation-the-little-free-library-edition-a-ttw-guest-post-by-jonathan-pacheco-bell/

“This is Our Library, and it’s a Pretty Cool Place:” A User-Centered Study of YA Library Spaces. Public Library Quarterly 34(1), 23-43. March 3, 2015. (with Denise Agosto, Anthony Bernier, and Meghann Kuhlmann)

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01616846.2015.1000777

2014

Response to Comments: The Informal Housing Debate Remains Open. UrbDeZine. November 12, 2014.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/jpbell-response-to-comments.the-informal-housing-debate-remains-open.pdf

Learning from Librarians and Teens about YA Library Spaces. Public Libraries 53(3), 24-28. July 7, 2014. (with Meghann Kuhlmann, Denise Agosto, and Anthony Bernier)

http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2014/07/learning-from-librarians-and-teens-about-ya-library-spaces/

Converting Garages into a Dissertation: A Conversation with Jacob Wegmann. UrbDeZine. June 17, 2014.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/jpbell-converting-garages-into-a-dissertation-a-conversation-with-jacob-wegmann-urbdezine-los-angeles.pdf

2012

Certification of Librarians: An Unproven Demand. Student Research Journal 2(1). 2012.

https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ischoolsrj/vol2/iss1/3/

Libraries in the ‘Hood: A Social History of the Florence and Graham Branch Libraries in the Community of Florence-Firestone, 1912-2012. MLIS thesis proposal. San Jose State University, May 2012.

https://c1typlann3r.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/jpbell-thesis-proposal-libr285.pdf