This Saturday Archinect and the A+D Museum team up to present a live podcasting event focused on the Los Angeles River’s future. Dubbed Next Up: LA River, the event is designed to build on the robust public dialogue and debate surrounding the River that is engaging the general public in increasing numbers.
In 2011 Metro purchased the iconic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, a beautiful structure that combines Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco styles. Partially designed by John Parkinson and Donald Parkinson, the station was built by the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe railroads in the late 1930s at a cost of $11 million and became known as the last of the great stations in America.
ProjectFresh and Mindshare Los Angeles, two related event series curated by Douglas Campbell, promise opportunities for participants to share ideas, foster dialogue, build community, problem solve and take action on a wide range of issues. At the same time, these events promise attendees a fun, socially engaging night out with other people who like to mix intelligent conversation with partying.
Whether at the federal, state or local level of government, policy makers are struggling to address myriad challenges, including soaring deficits, global warming, terrorism, skyrocketing health care costs and poor performing schools, just to name a few. At the same time, new and emerging technologies, such as social media, mobile technologies, web and cloud computing hold out the promise for government to become an open platform that enables individuals to engage more fully in political debate and decision-making, leading to innovative solutions that can evolve over time through continual dialogue and coordination of collective action.