Public space and urbanism are discussed in articles by Fred Dewey, Chava Danielson and in an introduction to the Forum lecture series by John Dutton. These are also the topics for upcoming symposia sponsored by MOCA, the Forum and the Getty Center.
Public space is thought to mean any open space that attracts people. Yet most would agree Los Angeles, even with its crowds and parks, is not a very favorable environment. Indeed, and frankly as a shock, it is becoming almost … | +
It is increasingly common to hear Los Angeles invoked as the model city of the emerging post-industrial world. Although such a claim may have wide acceptance, there is little agreement as to whether it is an honor, dishonor, or merely … | +