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Life by Design

What does the future hold for Los Angeles? If these guys get their way, it could be a greener, more agricultural future that bodes well for everyone. Here's a sneak peek at what could be. :)

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Christine Grillo

Drive through the neighborhoods of Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park, and Chinatown and one can see a glimpse of gritty Los Angeles. Industrial warehouses and low-income housing dot the roadways as the Los Angeles River, freeways and train tracks slice through the neighborhood. In countless movies, this landscape has always been depicted as a wasteland of concrete and grime, where things are more gray and brown.

But a new report produced by architecture firm Perkins + Will and the LA River Revitalization Corporation explores a tantalizing what-if—what if these river adjacent communities could be green instead of gray? [read more]


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