L.A. NOW Vol. 2

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Shaping a new vision for Downtown Los Angeles: Seven Proposals

From the research and analysis compiled in Volume 1 of L.A. Now, the next step was proposal for interpretive strategies that would accommodate the city’s fragmentation, heterogeneity, emergent orders and non linearity. The resulting projects, which targeted underutilized sites in the city like the L.A. River, LAX International Airport and the downtown core, have optimistic and ambitious aspirations, but they are not utopian in ideology. Operating with found logics, they engage tactics that promote fluidity, flexibility, and interaction of economic, social, and financial forces.