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The Next L. A. Concluding Discussion
The panelists debate the problems of public rail, while pushing for community investment and ownership. While exploring the idea...
The Next L. A. Kevin Starr
This event did not take place at SCI-Arc. An event organizer welcomes the audience to the "Restructuring Urbanisms: the Next...
The Next L. A. Peter Morrison
Peter Morrison presents data on Los Angeles's demographics. Using an array of statistical mapping and data analysis techniques,...
The Next L. A. Doug Suisman Margaret Crawford Et Al
Doug Suisman discusses "leftover space" and the rediscovery of civic life in forms unique to Los Angeles. Madeline Janis-Aparicio...
The Next L. A. Nelson C. Rising
Nelson C. Rising describes Catellus Development Corp.'s Playa Vista development, including the initial decisions, planning,...

The Next L. A. Concluding Discussion

The panelists debate the problems of public rail, while pushing for community investment and ownership. While exploring the idea of community based planning, they discuss the ways urban problems get recognized by the public. John Kaliski discusses the social ideals of modernism and how those failed policies shape the current thought regarding urban planning. The panelists reject the characterization of their ideas as failed modernist dogmas. The panelists invite comments from the audience. Various sympoisum attendees praise the good organization and emphasis on practical, first-hand experiences that can be translated into their own urban situations. They stress urban planning has to be a “bottom-up,” if the real impact is to be aligned with the intentions.

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The Next L. A. Kevin Starr

This event did not take place at SCI-Arc. An event organizer welcomes the audience to the “Restructuring Urbanisms: the Next L.A.” symposium, outlines the topics and introduces some other participants. Kevin Starr provides the keynote address for the symposium. He talks about the history and myths of Los Angeles, stressing how native American settlements, Spanish planning, American logistics and infrastructural engineering have created a unique urban complex. Starr compares and contrasts Los Angeles with other American and world cities. He characterizes the region as a product of whimsy and fiction, identifying it with Jay Gatsby.

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Kevin Starr reviews the background of the Los Angeles region, arguing that different conquests have drastically changed the...
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Kevin Starr analyzes some stereotypical views of Los Angeles. He stresses the networks that define Los Angeles, and the cyclical...
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Kevin Starr responds to questions from the audience, on the image of Los Angeles, the instability of that image, the...

The Next L. A. Peter Morrison

Peter Morrison presents data on Los Angeles’s demographics. Using an array of statistical mapping and data analysis techniques, Morrison clarifies Los Angeles in contrast to compother American cities. Morrison uses the data to project future conditions.

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Peter Morrison talks about the different paths Angelenos take when moving to the city. He describes the city's horizontal pattern...
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Peter Morrison describes the ethnic diversity of Los Angeles and contrasts it with other American, and world urban conditions. He...
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The Next L. A. Doug Suisman Margaret Crawford Et Al

Doug Suisman discusses “leftover space” and the rediscovery of civic life in forms unique to Los Angeles. Madeline Janis-Aparicio discusses her efforts to support the rights of Los Angeles street vendors. Richard Orne describes the Jerde Partnership’s collaboration with MCA on the Universal City Walk development. Margaret Crawford criticizes Universal City Walk as controlled street life. She and the other panelists debate conditions that may or may not contribute to reestablishing Los Angeles’s street life. The panelists debate the pros and cons of simulated versus natural chaos.

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Madeline Janis-Aparicio discusses her efforts to support the rights of Los Angeles street vendors. She describes the positive...
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The Next L. A. Nelson C. Rising

Nelson C. Rising describes Catellus Development Corp.’s Playa Vista development, including the initial decisions, planning, budgeting, implementation, and the overall impact. He answers questions about his involvement, and how he negotiated with hostile community groups and politicians. Rising suggests that his project will be able to sustain itself and succeed during the economic downturn.

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Nelson C. Rising describes the public parks and commercial spaces in the Playa Vista development. Rising outlines the political...
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