Can A New L.A. Park Please Everyone?

Christopher Hawthorne says that new Civic Park in downtown Los Angeles, which breaks ground this morning, "shows the strain" of trying to reconcile differing visions, but it also has "a coherent aesthetic identity."

Rios Clementi Hale Studios are the park's designers, and Hawthorne says they've improved recent designs, giving the park a "crisper look." But he cautions that the details of programming the park, which is ripe with possibilities like creating an outdoor space for the symphony, have yet to be fleshed out.

The great challenge, however, is the park's location, "a tricky, sloping site pockmarked with underground garages and concrete ramps."

Full Story: Click here to find out more! Civic pride shaping Civic Park


Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.