April 2nd - 17th, 2013
Please support the LA Forum’s entry into the Goldhirsh Foundation’s LA2050 Challenge. The LA Forum in collaboration with 8-80 Cities, The Annenberg Innovation Lab and Esri proposes S(t)imulate LA, which would activate discussion on planning policies through a gaming interface.
From the S(t)imulate LA brief:
If you had the keys to Los Angeles, what would it look like in 2050? Using the LA Forum’s online city generator game, S(t)imulate LA, you can make planning decisions, set zoning policy, and create regulatory incentives to set Los Angeles on a path toward fulfilling your vision in the next 37 years. What many residents of LA don’t realize is that the City’s planning policies restrict a lot of development and have at times resulted in challenging the implementation of ideas that would make LA a more sustainable, connected, innovative, and fun place to live. Planning decisions have a direct impact on our open space, air quality, and water supply and quality. By manipulating the City of LA’s current planning and building policies, we can generate an alternate city that could be healthier, happier, and wiser, all while accommodating the explosive population boom that we expect to continue in Southern California.