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The state of California is severely short of water. And the dwindling supply is coinciding with yet another building boom. Can the Southland keep on expanding if drought is the new normal? 

Hadley Arnold of Woodbury University's Arid Lands Institute explains that with an imaginative blend of conservation, recycling and reclamation, Los Angeles could grow and grow, in new architectural and urban forms. Also on the show, art and culture critic Dave Hickey returns to LA with a new book of critical essays. Maura Lucking tries to find out if he’s a nostalgic curmudgeon or a sage.

And Gideon Brower examines another kind of nostalgia: an effort to preserve an entire neighborhood. He finds that community efforts to make Carthay Square into a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) bump up against the uglier history of pretty homes, and budget cuts that stall years of work and do not stop development.

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Caroline Chamberlain

Main Topic Dave Hickey 9 MIN, 18 SEC
Dave Hickey returns to LA with a new book of critical essays. Maura Lucking tries to find out if he’s a nostalgic curmudgeon or a sage.

Guests:
Maura Lucking, DnA DJ (@lauramucking)
Dave Hickey, Art and Culture Critic

Main Topic How Will Architecture Respond to Drought? 12 MIN, 3 SEC
The state of California is severely short of water. Yet it coincides with yet another building boom. Can the Southland keep on growing if drought is the new normal?

Guests:
Hadley Arnold, Arid Lands
Peter Arnold, Arid Lands

Main Topic Carthay Square, HPOZs and an Effort to Preserve a Neighborhood 9 MIN, 47 SEC

The residents of Carthay Square want to turn their neighborhood into a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). Gideon Brower reports on a process that hits some bumps in the road: the uglier history of pretty homes, and budget cuts that stall years of work and do not stop development.

Guests:
Gideon Brower, independent producer

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