Preserving LA's sprawl: a panel discussion

Hey all, on Saturday morning I'm taking part in an LA Conservancy panel on suburbanization and sprawl in the history of Los Angeles. It's part of the Conservancy's Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. series, which itself is included in Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in LA The venue is Woodland Hills, at the John Lautner-designed AbilityFirst Paul Weston Work Center, which was built in 1979 as the Crippled Children's Society of Southern California.

The panelists are Robert Bruegmann, Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of "Sprawl: A Compact History," plus D. J. Waldie, author of "Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir" and moi. Author and architecture critic Alan Hess, an expert on the modern development of Los Angeles, is the moderator. I guess they are charging $15 to guests who are not members of the Conservancy. It starts with a breakfast reception at 10 a.m. The panel is at 10:30, followed by book signings by all involved.

Here's a story on the panel from the Daily News this week.

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