Making L.A.: The Built Environment

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One hundred years ago, Los Angeles was barely a city at all. Over the last century, it has blown up into a giant metropolis. And during all this rapid growth, L.A. has continued to struggle with an inferiority complex, questioning its own identity and place in the world. Are we a world-class city? Can we match those older and more sophisticated cities of the Northeast? Do we have great cultural institutions? We tackle some of these questions and more in our new series, Making L.A., which will examine how we can make L.A. more liveable. This is part one.

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Downtown Los Angeles
Photo by Steve Devol

 

Credits

Guests:
Christopher Hawthorne - Chief design officer for LA City Hall; Los Angeles Times - @hawthorneLAT, Dana Cuff - UCLA / cityLAB - @danacuff

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal