Learning from Los Angeles

August 2012

The Benefits of Big

On a recent visit to Los Angeles, SPUR discovers the benefits — and challenges — of living in a county that encompasses over 4,000 square miles.

Transit, Transformed

Architecture critic Reyner Banham once quipped that he'd "learned to drive in order to read Los Angeles in the original." Today, he'd ride light rail instead.

A New Course for the L.A. River

Plans are in the works to transform what many think of as a concrete ditch into a sustainable, cultural resource for the region.