Latinos make purposeful meaningful changes to their streets, representing their struggles, triumphs, everyday mobility habits, and beliefs. Many urban designers poo-poo the Latino pedestrian vernacular as messy, informal, and spontaneous, but these grassroots solutions represent a resource that non-Latinos should draw from.
This week the annual New Urbanism Film Festival returns to Los Angeles. The grand opening is Thursday night! There are plenty of screenings, plus walking tours, storytelling, and more. Event details at NUFF website. Below are five recommended film screenings that Streetsblog L.A. readers should check out. 1. The festival’s Thursday opening night features the U.S. premiere […]
This week marks a noteworthy anniversary. The first city-scale zoning law in the United States was enacted on July 25, 1916, in New York City. The New York Times tells the story in an article titled Zoning Arrived 100 Years Ago. It Changed New York City Forever. According to the Times, the law: aimed to prevent an increase […]
The city of Lancaster, population 160,000, is the fifth most populous city in L.A. County. It occupies about one hundred square miles in the Antelope Valley, separated from the L.A. Basin by the San Gabriel Mountains. Lancaster is at the northern terminus of Metrolink’s Antelope Valley line, a two-hour train ride from downtown Los Angeles. Though it is […]