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RETHINK LA : Perspectives on a Future City

RETHINK LA : Perspectives on a Future City
Courtesy of A+D
Courtesy of A+D

Los Angeles is the personification of our suburban nation, and this archetype is both celebrated and condemned for how it has shaped our society. It is now 55 years after the Federal Highway Act changed our national landscape, and 50 years after the dismantling of Pacific Electric Railway changed our metropolis. Once deemed the city of the future, LA is on the precipice of a new epoch. A sea change in demographics, cultural allegiances, and lifestyles are beginning to shift our collective decisions in terms of the way we will live, work, play and travel. Like our predecessors, what grand decisions can we make right now to construct our shared future?

RETHINK/LA presents a series of visions from August 4th to August 24th based on both the stark environmental realities of the present and the optimistic possibilities for the future. The event will be held at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. For more information, visit here.

Cite: Alison Furuto. "RETHINK LA : Perspectives on a Future City" 02 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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