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99% Preservation and 1% Densification: A Case for Urban Density along the Wilshire Corridor

  • Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90024 United States (map)

Architects Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi of the Now Institute and Morphosis Architecture present a proposal for a high-density, interconnected urban community along L.A.’s iconic Wilshire Corridor. The plan accommodates the city’s anticipated population increase—1.5 million people by 2050—by densifying less than one percent of its land. Comparing Wilshire Boulevard to major streets in other global metropolises, including Barcelona’s Avenida Diagonal and New York’s Broadway, they model real-world responses to growth and transformation that offer more sustainable strategies for Los Angeles. Moderated by Mark Gold, UCLA associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability.

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Source: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2018/06/99-preservation-and-1-densification-a-case-for-urban-density-along-the-wilshire-corridor/?sf192168380=1