Inhabitat LA is a website devoted to green design, architecture and innovation in Los Angeles. Although the city is known for its sunny beaches, over-the-top luxury, and celebrity sightings it is a city that is taking on sustainability and celebrating the various cultural heritages of its residents. The great outdoors is coming back to the city with the Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan, and the planning going into the Arroyo Seco neighborhood development may potentially be the first LEED-certified neighborhood in the nation. Our mayor has set five goals to be reached within the next 8 years years in an effort to GREEN LA.

Everyday a new green idea grows in the city realized through new local businesses, events, and local organizations. Something or someone is creating change within the city in a significant effort to help individuals make more sustainable decisions. The city is known for its entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, and ground breaking architecture, technology, and policy. Inhabitat has been keeping their eyes on Los Angeles and a lot of our readers come from here. With that in mind, we wanted to create a locally-focused version of Inhabitat.com that reflects the interest and endeavors of the local community.

From vegetarian restaurants to eco clothing boutiques to design exhibits & events, to the latest in local politics and developments, Inhabitat LA is devoted to tracking the green future of New York. You’ll get the latest green news through our news feed, and our business directory is your go-to resource for exploring the greener side of the City of Angels.

To send a tip or contact us, email us at la at inhabitat dot com.

THE INHABITAT LA TEAM

JILL FEHRENBACHER – Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Jill is the founder of Inhabitat, as well as a freelance designer, green design consultant, and architecture student. She created Inhabitat in the Spring of 2005 as a way to catalog her endless search for new ways to improve the world through forward-thinking, high-tech, and environmentally conscious design. Educated at Brown University, where she received a B.A. in Art Semiotics, and Central St. Martins, where she received an M.A. in Design Studies, she currently resides in New York City, which so far has been good for her obsession with rooftop gardens and vegan junk food restaurants.

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EVELYN LEE – Los Angeles Editor

Evelyn is a 2012 dual degree candidate getting a sustainable MBA and MPA from the Presidio Graduate School. Trained as an architect, she received her Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s (SCI-arc) Metropolitan Research and Design Program. Prior to going back to school, she was program manager for Public Architecture in San Francisco, CA, where she oversaw all aspects of their 1% Program, encouraging architects to give 1% of their time to the public good, pro bono. Evelyn is constantly searching for new avenues to expand her architectural knowledge, and is a freelance writer for a number of written and online publications.