Theoretical Design for LA’s Central Park to Be Unveiled This Friday

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The 101, Today

By now most of you have read the opinion piece from last Friday’s Times that called for a "Central Park" for Los Angeles.  The piece by
Vaughan Davies, director of urban planning for EDAW’s LA office, is just the first step in a campaign to show Angelenos what opportunities exist in the "Big Trench" area bordering, Chinatown, Angelino Heights, El Pueblo, Boyle Heights, Civic Center and Little
Tokyo.

The next step will be this Friday sat 5 P.M. in the CALTRANS Building’s plaza, when planning students from around the world present the challenges and solutions in capping the 101 Freeway and turning it into a large, urban park similar in size and character to New York’s Central Park.  The students are part of EDAW’s, summer intern program and have worked with staff from CALTRANS, the Los Angeles Planning Department, the Metro, the Community Redevelopment Agency, the
Southern California Assn. of Governments, City Council members and even the Mayor’s Office to develop this plan.

To read more about EDAW’s summer charrette program, click here.

Image: EDAW

  • now i know how communities feel when some “outreach specialist” comes into their town with all these ideas for their community. bunch of snooty grad students who’ve visited LA a couple of times are going to design OUR central park.

    thanks, but no thanks.

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