The solution to Los Angeles traffic may be an unpopular one: charging people for using the roads in core districts at peak times. If Metro approves congestion pricing, it’d make Los Angeles the first city in the US to put a price tag on road use. Plus, Monocle is closing its New York bureau and opening one at Culver City’s hip shopping center Platform. Monocle founder Tyler Brûlé explains why LA matters and why brick-and-mortar retail is not dead (and neither is print).
Preparing LA buildings for the Big One
On January 17, 1994, Angelenos were awoken at around 4:30 am by the earth shaking beneath us. The Northridge earthquake and its aftershocks killed 57 people, injured thousands, and toppled and damaged tens of thousands of buildings. Tomorrow marks 25 years since that major quake.What steps have we taken to secure our buildings for when the Big One does hit?
A radical act of rezoning; UK prepares for Brexit
Planners are calling Minneapolis the most radical city in America, after a vote to allow duplexes and triplexes to be built on lots previously zoned for only single-family homes. What are the chances something like this could happen in LA? And a talk with Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs turns to the Brexit saga and how it’s affecting -- and implicating -- the “97% of creatives” opposed to a split with the EU.
A “Marshall Plan” for homelessness
The state’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, called for a “California for all” in his inauguration speech this week. He also called for a “Marshall Plan” for affordable housing and said that “we have a homeless epidemic that should keep each and every one of us up at night.” So what will Gov. Newsom do to address housing and homelessness?
Energy use and CES, Hip Hop Architecture
The Consumer Electronics Show opens Tuesday in Las Vegas and there is buzz about 5G. But do we have the juice to power the increased speed and connectivity it will bring? DnA talks to net zero buildings engineer David Stillman. And hip hop has produced music, art, fashion and dance. Is it shaping architecture? Curator Sekou Cooke discusses the impact of hip hop culture on buildings.