Is LA Still a Fast-Growing World City?

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In the years after World War II, Los Angeles' population growth was spectacular. During 20 years as Mayor, Tom Bradley envisioned what he called a "World Class City" with skyscrapers, subways, new schools and parks to accommodate a population that would live increasingly in multi-family housing in much denser neighborhoods than it was famous for. That's the vision we're building for now, but is it really the wave of the future?



  • Joel Kotkin - fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University
  • Sam Lubell - architecture writer
  • Lyn Jacobs - California Department of Housing and Community Development (formerly)


Warren Olney