Bright Spots in a Bad Year

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Even if 2010 was tough on the design and construction industry in LA there were still some—even surprising—bright spots. DnA asked some design and architecture experts to offer their choice of the best thing to happen to the built environment in the past year, and found that creating community was a dominant theme. Hear Juan Devis, Christopher Hawthorne, Linda Dishman, Sam Lubell, Rochelle Mills, Guy Horton and Katherine Perez on such highlights as connecting neighborhoods with the Expo Line, taking back the streets with CicLAvia and bringing fine architecture to Skid Row.


Rochelle Mills - South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission, Sam Lubell - architecture writer, Juan Devis - KCET - @jdevis, Katherine Aguilar Perez - Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Los Angeles, Christopher Hawthorne - Chief Design Officer, Mayor's Office, City of Los Angeles; former architecture critic at the Los Angeles Times - @hawthorneLAT, Linda Dishman - Los Angeles Conservancy - @LAConservancy, Guy Horton - DnA Design Journalist - @GuyHorton

Frances Anderton