Using the structure of a screenplay to tell the story, architect Tom Marble takes the reader inside the minds of the people on both sides of the development conflict – those seeing land as a commodity for profit, and those who see it as a valued resource for all to enjoy.

In 2001, Baldwin Hills Village, a private garden city development now called Village Green, was given National Historic Landmark status by the federal government while Aliso Village, a public housing project, was declared a slum and torn down in preparation […]

The Los Angeles Design Action Planning Team, (LA/DAPT) was created in 1988 by the City of Los Angeles Planning Department and the Urban Design Advisory Coalition (UADC). The Planning Team was founded on a $32,000 grant from the National Endowment […]