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L.A. Architects Demonstrate Livable, Affordable, Scalable Density

Architects Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa discuss their new exhibit and the challenges to planning and building affordable, livable density in Southern California today.
December 12, 2019, 11am PST | Clare Letmon
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DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital is an exhibition of projects by L.A.-based architecture studio Brooks + Scarpa exploring urban development, cultural equity, and access to public space. 

TPR spoke with principal architects Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa to discuss the exhibit and the challenges to planning and building affordable, livable density in Southern California today, explaining how:

"The exhibit is really to talk about the word ‘density’, which I think is a dirty word for a lot of people. Density is what makes a livable community, and so the exhibit is really a story to help people understand how density and livability are tied together. We looked at population density versus housing density. Some people get that confused, but they're two different things."

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Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in The Planning Report
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