Talking Transportation In Los Angeles

Hollywood and Highland Metro Station

Yes, it’s conference time again in LA. The AIA Los Angeles Design Conference, part of Dwell on Design, kicks-off on Friday with an all day symposium, The Architecture of Transportation, which will discuss ideas to help transform L.A.‘s transportation system into an economically and socially viable network. Participants like policy makers, activists, urban designers and architects, will investigate a wide range of transportation-related ideas, like connecting people to their communities, influencing regional prosperity and helping cities compete globally.

Among several panels and case studies will be Creating Perspective: The History of the Future in Transportation, which will include both a survey of transportation design and a look ahead to the future. Moderated by David Abel, publisher of The Planning Report, panelists will examine mass transit, road systems, and current infrastructure. In the afternoon The Regional Level: Connectivity, Prosperity, Vibrancy and Delight will focus on transportation at the regional level, assessing the big picture in regards to ease of getting to the to transit stations, safety,  overall design, sidewalk accessibility and its impact on the community.

The symposium will take place at the LA Convention Center from 9-5pm.  For more information and a complete list of panelists, visit here. On Saturday the conference will feature The Business of Architecture, with seminars designed to help firms boost their positions in the challenging economy.

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