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Sustainable cars, public parks and a transit system to make us proud? Could this be the LA you know? We hear from Grand Avenue Civic Park designer Mark Rios about visionary green spaces planned throughout the Southland. Plus, a bus-riding design writer reports on the makeover of the buses, and LA Times auto critic, Dan Neil, has news about  radical cars coming up at the LA Auto show.

Main Topic Green Spaces, Bus Design and Radical Cars for LA

Groaning with traffic and people, Los Angeles is going to hell in a hand basket. Or is it? New problems bring new solutions.  We look at some of the ways the Southland is adapting to its growing density, including the makeover of public transit and the explosion of new green spaces.  Also, the LA Auto Show celebrates its centennial and gets an edge on the Motor City, and the MTA--now called Metro, wins the American Public Transportation Association's annual award for an Outstanding Public Transportation System.  Plus, a native Angeleno’s favorite building.

Guests:
Dan Neil, Wall Street Journal (@Danneilwsj)
Alissa Walker, DnA Design Journalist (@awalkerinLA)
Don Scott, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Central Park Coalition
Ken Smith, Principal of Ken Smith Landscape Architecture
Katie Spitz, Principal of Katherine Spitz Associates
Mark Rios, Professor of Landscape Architecture at USC (@GrandPark_LA)
Jon Borden, Special education teacher

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