An Exercise in Imaginary Transportation Systems

City planner James Rojas and Site LA "Visionary in Residence" Dorothy Le
will team up to share and explore their visions of the intersection
between cities and automobiles. Using a medley of recycled materials
and 3-dimensional forms, participants will build model transportation
systems and discuss their land use impacts. This exercise highlights
trade offs between transportation and what is best for the good of the
community.

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