Third L.A. is emblematic of Occidental’s innovative, collaborative approach to learning that seeks to integrate its curriculum with the cultural and intellectual resources of Los Angeles.
A wide-ranging conversation with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and timely debates on the city’s slow growth movement and the fate of scarce open space highlight this spring’s 3rd LA series, “City on the Verge.” Now in its third year, the series led by Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times and professor of practice at Occidental, explores a city that stands on the brink of a post-suburban era in which debates over housing, open space, density, development and mobility will increasingly dominate the civic conversation.
Sponsored by the Remsen Bird Fund.
Two of the youngest mayors in Southern California, Aja Brown and Robert Garcia represent a new generation of political leadership in the region.
The April 19 series finale will consider one of the most contentious public-space issues in contemporary Los Angeles: the future of the Silver Lake Reservoir.
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