Los Angeles might have a car-crazed reputation but this city also has a vibrant community that likes to take bikes, buses and sidewalks, too. So GOOD is teaming up with railLA, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and de LaB for an event that shows how L.A. can move beyond cars. They're holding it at the exhibition LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Space which envisions the future of high speed rail in Los Angeles. And they're challenging everyone who attends to use alternative transportation. That's right—the goal is to make this a completely car-free party.
The California Construction Expo 2010 is the Golden State’s premiere gathering for contractors, designers, construction professionals, suppliers and construction workers to learn directly from government agencies about the increasing opportunities associated with $150 billion in public work programs currently proposed or underway.
After two years and $265 million, Santa Monica Place reopened Friday with thousands of shoppers pouring in to get a first look at the newly remodeled shopping center.
The airy design of the new 524,000-square-foot mall features floor-to-ceiling glass walls in some sections, an upscale tenant lineup that includes new anchors Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, and a third floor dedicated to an array of food options. Previously an enclosed, fortress-like structure designed more than three decades ago by architect Frank Gehry, Santa Monica Place has been converted to a three-story, open-air shopping center with views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Monica Pier.
And don't forget to take a look at The Mannequin Collective, on display through August 22.
[via Los Angeles Times]
The idea to berth the historic World War II battleship, which has recently been decommissioned, in the Port of Los Angeles appears to be gaining widespread popular support within the community, including backing from the neighborhood councils and the area's elected lawmakers.
But the port's approval is needed before the group proposing the nonprofit floating museum - the Pacific Battleship Center - can submit a formal application to the U.S. Navy for the ship's donation.
Make your voice heard with LAUSD and the Los Angeles Department of City Planning by becoming involved in one of two pilot programs launching right now.
AIA|LA is currently building a task-force of local architects and urban designers who will provide critical insight and feedback to public agencies through one of two pilot programs launching in August 2010. The goal of both of these programs is to give architects the opportunity to serve their community and help shape the dialogue around such issues as: contracting reform; the selection process; masterplanning initiatives; design competitions; project delivery methods; peer-review & design review sessions.
These volunteer programs are in partnership with LAUSD and the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. Participants will be asked to attend a meeting and engage in discussions aimed to achieve higher standards in city planning.
For more information click here.