Forum 9, April 21st, 2010: Mini-Charrette, Finding Public Open Space in Los Angeles @ Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Creating open space in an age of austerity

April’s Forum was a session to brainstorm working methods and tactics for creating open space in the context of vanishing public-sector funding.

7 pm: Mini- Charette at Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Michael Sweeney from Rios Clementi Hale introduced the topic through a presentation about finding methods and strategies for open space. Discussion during the mini-charrette were based on questions such as:

  • In a built-out city, where can we find opportunities for public open space?
  • What latent or underutilized open space resources are available?
  • Do we need to make better use of Los Angeles’ limited open space resources or do we need more open space?
  • As a city, where can we find the money, the will, and the land for open space in LA?
  • As professionals, what opportunities do we see?

Rios Clementi Hale Studios 639 N. Larchmont Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90004

8.15 pm: The SocialĀ at Pueblo Viejo

5722 Melrose Ave Hollywood, CA 90038