Call for Papers: LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design

For the past two years the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design has been publishing short journals examining the built environment of Southern California on our website at www.laforum.org/issues.php. Past Issues have explored topics such as Downtown LA, Shopping, Housing, and Parks, and an Issue planned for this summer will examine the legacy of LA s late modern corporate architects. In anticipation of the Railvolution conference this September (www.railvolution.com), the opening of Metro s Orange Line busway and start of construction on the East LA Gold Line, I would like to edit a fall Issue on the subject of transportation and transit planning. Possible topics include critiques of transit-oriented development built, under construction or planned; planning, architectural or graphic assesment of transit projects in Los Angeles; and suggestions/critiques of future mobility options for the region. I would also like to suggest telecommunications as a subtheme is telecommunting happening? Can GPS enabled buses improve transit service? How are community groups using the internet to organize themselves and influence transportation policy and planning? In particular, I would like to examine the political and social complexities, problems and biases of transit planning in general do transit planners favor particular economic groups? [...]

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