Forum 7, September 9th, 2009: The Future of Open Space in Downtown LA


The Future of Open Spaces in Downtown LA


The Forum at: 

Meléndrez Landscape Architecture, Planning & Urban Design

James Oviatt Building, 11th Floor

617 South Olive Street

Los Angeles, CA 90014  

(Take Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station)

The Social at:

Seven Grand

515 W 7th St.

Los Angeles, CA‎ 90014

 An introduction by Valerie Watson on Meléndrez’ work with the Central City Association on the Envisioning Open Space initiative (EOS/LA) will lead the forum into a discussion about the future of public open space in Downtown Los Angeles.

Conversation will be focused on questions such as:

What is the grand vision for public open space in Downtown LA? Do we need one? What are appropriate open spaces for Downtown LA? What deficiencies can they address? Do innovative design approaches create opportunities for open spaces? How does the discussion of open spaces in Downtown inform the discussion citywide? Should it?

Show-and-Tell: Please bring photos or boards of visual materials to illustrate your ideas, (no electronic files, please).

8.15 pm: The Social 

Seven Grand

515 W 7th St.

Los Angeles, CA‎ 90014

RSVP to, capacity is limited.