Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

The streets is one of LA's largest public spaces, it's just right that LA is now finally exploring how best to make use of it. I'm glad I went to this event by deLab. I was treated to an explanation of how much bureaucratic gymnastics was actually needed to have this project come to life.

Los Angeles' first street-to-plaza conversion
Text and photos by: Carren Jao
Edited by: LinYee Yuan
Published: 01 May 2012, Core77

What does it take to change the mind of a city? Concerted effort and pilot projects that prove the concept, says Streets for People's Margot Ocanas and Anna Peccianti, and Frank Clementi of Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

The Sunset Triangle Plaza is Los Angeles' first street-to-plaza project. It was created by Streets for People (S4P), an initiative of the City of Los Angeles City Planning Commission in partnership with the County Department of Public Health. Designed by Clementi, this one-year demonstration project closed down a redundant street where Sunset and Griffith Park Boulevards meet and opened it up for pedestrian use. The plaza opened two months ago to much excitement. [read more]


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