The Future of downtown Los Angeles (#AT30)
The revitalization of downtown Los Angeles has been a long time in the making. Just a decade ago, it wouldn’t be a stretch to describe the titular center of the city as a ghost town – a place where office bees spent 8 hours a day and then quickly hightailed home. But then things started to happen: from the construction of condominiums to the growth of cultural events like the Downtown Art Walk and the influx of hip spots such as Bestia and the Ace Hotel, this historic urban space has been transformed and reborn.
But with growth comes growing pains. Rents in the area have gone up considerably, making a once affordable area out of reach for many. And rapid development has run up against a growing homeless population that has long called downtown Los Angeles home.
In the next AirTalk on the road, Larry Mantle leads a discussion on what the future of downtown Los Angeles holds.
Larry Mantle, host of AirTalk
Alice Callaghan, Founder and Director, Las Familias Del Pueblo
Jose Huizar, Los Angeles City Council Member representing District 14 and co-chair of the Homelessness and Poverty Committee
Jon Regardie, Executive Editor, Los Angeles Downtown News
Carol Schatz, President & CEO of Central City Association of Los Angeles
Brian Traynam, Co-owner, The Escondite bar; former co-owner, Bar 107
Brigham Yen, Downtown resident and founder of the blog, DTLA Rising
Please note: the exhibits at the Broad will be closed during this event. If you would like to visit the museum during regular museum hours, please see http://www.thebroad.org/.
This event is part of the AirTalk 30th anniversary tour.