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Draft Revitalization Plan Unveiled for Lower L.A. River
December 11, 2017 - 12:37pm

In 2015, legislation passed by California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon initiated the Lower Los Angeles River Working Group.  The group, which consists of community stakeholders and cities in Southeast L.A. County, has now unveiled its draft revitalization plan for the 19-mile segment of the concrete waterway between Vernon and Downtown Long Beach. To read the entire Urbanize.LA article click here.

LAX Takes First Step Toward Construction of $5.5-Billion Landside Access Modernization Project
December 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Slowly but surely, LAX is moving forward with plans unsnarl the notorious traffic in its central terminal area.
 
Last week, the L.A. Business Journal reported that the airport was beginning the process of removing over 2,100 parking spaces at the LAX  Economy Lot C.  This will allow for the parking lot to be reconfigured to allow for work to proceed on LAX's $5.5-billion landside access modernization program. To read the entire Urbanize.LA article click here.
Los Angeles’s $120 Billion Bet On Transit Innovation
December 4, 2017 - 10:18am

Now that Los Angeles has claimed the 2028 Olympics, it’s embarking on an ambitious effort to reduce congestion and transform the city’s transportation infrastructure. Last November, residents approved Measure M, a sales-tax increase that will give the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (known as Metro) an estimated $120 billion over 40 years for the overhaul. To read the entire FastCompany.com article click here.

How will booming Inglewood handle development around its new train stations?
November 21, 2017 - 2:49pm

Visit Inglewood a decade or two from now, and the city will likely look radically different. Adding to a multi-billion dollar NFL stadium, a new Metro rail line, and profuse real estate investment, city officials are in the early stages of creating zoning plans that could dramatically reshape two neighborhoods.To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.

Downtown Streetcar to Pursue State Grant
November 21, 2017 - 2:21pm

New state legislation boosting funding to the California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program could be a boon for the proposal to return streetcar service to Downtown Los Angeles. To read the entire Urbanize.LA article click here.

Frank Gehry to design new home for LA Phil’s youth orchestra in Inglewood
November 16, 2017 - 4:20pm
Even at 88-years-old, Frank Gehry keeps racking up new projects in his adopted home town of Los Angeles. 
 
He’s got several high-profile projects in the pipeline already—new towers on Bunker Hill, a master plan for the LA River, and a retail and housing complex on the Sunset Strip.
 
Now the starchitect is adding another one to the roster: a permanent home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s youth orchestra in Inglewood, conductor Gustavo Dudamel announced today. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
L.A. Philharmonic Selects Downtown Inglewood for Youth Orchestra Campus
November 16, 2017 - 9:54am

Last Thursday, internationally-renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel announced that the Los Angeles Philharmonic would be establishing a state-of-the art music and cultural campus in the heart of downtown Inglewood for his beloved Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). To read the entire LASentinel.net article click here.

L.A. Phil is keeping it 100
November 13, 2017 - 3:12pm
When you make it to your 100th birthday, you deserve a pretty great party—and in 2018 L.A. Phil will be going big. Starting with the gifts, which they’re giving to the city in the form of 10,000 free tickets to performances in the 2018/2019 season. 
 
The free-ticket program, “100 for the 100,” is aimed at bringing in audiences that have previously had limited access to Disney Concert Hall shows. The tickets will be distributed through L.A. Phil partnership organizations all across the county. It’s all part of a plan to expand the orchestra’s reach into the L.A. community. To read the entire LAMag.com article click here.
L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra to Get a New, Frank Gehry-Designed Home
November 13, 2017 - 11:50am

Frank Gehry has already designed one of America’s best-loved concert halls, Walt Disney Concert Hall, for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Now he is drawing up plans for a new home for the ensemble’s youth orchestra program, YOLA, which plans to double in size. To read the entire NYTimes.com article click here.

Inglewood...City of Maestros
November 10, 2017 - 9:25am
Not content to be widely considered the most important orchestra in America, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced on Thursday utopian plans for a 2018-19 centennial season on an unprecedentedly lavish scale.
For the year leading up to the 100th anniversary of its first concert on Oct. 24, 1919, the L.A. Phil has hired Frank Gehry to design a permanent home for music director Gustavo Dudamel’s YOLA youth education project. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.