Sunday, October 23, 2016

"A City in Opposition"

"Los Angeles, one civic booster early in the 20th century claimed, had 'everything in the future.' That's the problem–everything in the future and nothing for today. Recognizing where we are now–and how we got here–requires a certain humility, equally from the homeowner, the social critic, and the impatient urban planner, if opposition to the city as an alien construct is to end and we begin to embrace the city of history as our city."

D. J. Waldie at KCET's Lost LA connects past and present in Los Angeles.

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