What Really Helps Downtown LA

The new Disney Hall should not be expected to save a downtown that, in many ways, already has a lot going for it. But is arts the cure-all for what is percieved to be an ailing downtown?
November 3, 2003, 11am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall has been widely -- and justifiably -- hailed as a cultural coming of age for both Los Angeles and its long-disdained central core. Yet, the new hall should not be expected to save a downtown that, in many ways, already has a lot going for it. During the last decade, many urban developers, social theorists and city officials nationwide embraced the arts as a driving force to revitalize urban cores. How does this theory relate to downtown Los Angeles?"

Thanks to Steve Miller

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Published on Sunday, October 26, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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