FROM Alex Amerri
Do You Want to Ride Your Bicycle? If you think LA is a city of cars and freeways, think again. Rising energy prices, choking traffic and worries about the environment may turn tomorrow’s southland into a world full of commuter cyclists and green roofs. Plus, an ecological designer on green-roof design, a SCI-Arc graduate on his favorite building in Los Angeles, and architect Cesar Pelli talks about his new Segerstrom Hall, opening next month in Orange County.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?