Breaking Point: Housing, density and the future of LA

Angelenos will vote next week on Measure S, which restricts development in the city for two years. It’s stirred up a heated debate: Should LA build higher, denser developments near public transit, or stay as a network of neighborhoods with single family homes and small apartment buildings?

Press Play hosts a special broadcast live from Hollywood’s Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, exploring how the housing crisis in LA has caused an identity crisis for Angelenos.


Richard Close - Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association, Mott Smith - Civic Enterprise - @CivicEnterprise, Manuel Pastor - University of Southern California - @Prof_MPastor, Joel Kotkin - fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University, Grace Yoo - Koreatown activist and attorney, Alberto Retana - Community Coalition - @aretana

Madeleine Brand

Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy