In 2014-15, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne and Occidental College launched an ambitious new series of conversations about the future of Los Angeles. The conversations continued in 2016.
City on Demand: Technology and the New Shape of American Urbanism - San Francisco April 21, 2016 & Los Angeles April 27, 2016
How are new digital services affecting the way we build, live in and move through American cities?
Student-organized panel: Homelessness and the Right to the City - April 6, 2016
This year the students enrolled in Hawthorne’s Urban and Environmental Policy department course connected to the Third Los Angeles Project chose to highlight the topic of homelessness.
Three L.A.s, Three Olympiads - March 30, 2016
The Olympics is one of those subjects that falls almost perfectly into the framework of the Third Los Angeles Project.
Streetfight: Janette Sadik-Khan '82 conversation with Christopher Hawthorne - March 16, 2016
Where the Sidewalk Ends - March 17, 2016
To mark the publication of her new book, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution, Oxy alum and trustee Janette Sadik-Khan '82 spoke with Christopher Hawthorne about street design, the public realm and mobility in Los Angeles, New York and other cities.
Turf Battles: The Lawn in Los Angeles - Feb. 17, 2016
Like the freeway, the single-family house and the concrete-wrapped Los Angeles River, the lawn is one of those symbols of suburbanized Second Los Angeles now being held up for scrutiny as the city begins to remake itself for the era of climate change.
What Do We Want the L.A. River to Be? - April 22, 2015
A walking tour along the Bowtie Project in the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River was followed by a discussion of the river’s emerging role as public and park space for Los Angeles.
The Future of the Single-Family House: New Housing Models for Los Angeles - April 8, 2015
At once vulnerable and inviolate, a disappearing architectural species and the most protected building type in the city, the single-family house continues to play an outsize role in debates over architecture, planning and growth in Los Angeles.
Debating the New LACMA - March 25, 2015
Architect Peter Zumthor’s plan to radically redesign the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has divided critics and architects in L.A. like no other proposal in recent memory.
City of Quartz at 25 - March 4, 2015
Arguably the most important book written about Los Angeles in the last four decades -- and easily the most controversial -- City of Quartz is about to turn 25.
Post-Immigrant Los Angeles - Feb. 18, 2015
Immigration to Southern California peaked in 1990, and we’ve now entered a post-immigrant phase, with foreign-born residents likely to be more financially and culturally stable and better connected than they were a generation ago.
Welcome to the Third Los Angeles - Feb. 12, 2015
An introduction to the series and discussion of L.A.’s renewed attention to its public realm, and how that shift relates to the architectural, urban and political history of Los Angeles. With UCLA’s Dana Cuff, REDCAT Gallery Director Ruth Estevez, Occidental’s Mark Vallianatos
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