Wednesdays at the Mercado: Public and Open Space in Los Angeles

APA California Chapter, Los Angeles Section


Wednesday, March 21, 2012
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PDT

Los Angeles, CA,

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This month's topic, "Public and Open Space in Los Angeles" will focus on Los Angeles is a region that has celebrated and glorified private space as a public amenity. Is this any way to run a region? The presentation will take a brief look at the development of the entertainment center since the creation of CityWalk and how we have given to private developers the responsibility to create meaningful and functional public spaces." The challenges of providing open space in urban infill projects, and how cities can incorporate more open space in new development will be discussed. The panel will also touch on the recent use of open space by the "Occupy LA" movement. Participants will take way a deeper understanding of the history of public space in Los Angeles, the many challenges to providing meaning public space in urban infill and redevelopment projects, and novel approaches to providing, and using public space.

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Sam Gennewey

Confirmed Speaker

Sam Gennawey is an urban planner and planning historian who has always been fascinated by theme parks, amusement parks, and World’s Fair, especially the intersection between history, design, and function. Over the past 12 years he has worked on more then 120 projects and has designed and facilitated more ... Read More