Renewing the Dream: The Mobility Revolution and the Future of Los Angeles

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Renewing the Dream: The Mobility Revolution and the Future of Los Angeles

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Drawing together original research, design studies, and cultural essays, Renewing the Dream offers the first comprehensive look at the changes remaking the mobility landscape of Southern California-and the opportunities to reappropriate vast tracts of the city for new uses. Edited by James Sanders and produced with the global architecture studio Woods Bagot, this book explores the forces propelling this shift as well as its controversial impact on Los Angeles, as a city once famed for its car-oriented, low-rise landscape is transformed into a more diverse, more dense, more complex place.

James Sanders is an architect, author, and filmmaker.  In 2021, with Ric Burns, he published the new, expanded edition of New York: An Illustrated History, which updated the classic 1999 edition of the book that was the companion volume to the acclaimed 17.5-hour PBS series New York: A Documentary Film directed by Ric Burns and co-written by Burns and Sanders. His landmark study of the city and film, Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies, won a Theatre Library Association Award and in 2006 became the basis for a large-scale exhibition in Grand Central Terminal. He has developed architecture, exhibition, and media projects for Regional Plan Association, Howard Hughes Corporation, Andre Balazs Properties, and the Museum of the City of New York, has written for the New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Vanity Fair, and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Emmy Award. In 2021 he was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA”s highest membership honor.

January 23, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.




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