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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Nate Berg This article examines the history and future of freeway design, tracking its evolution from early parkways to the Interstate Highway System to the potential freeways to come. A mix of infrastructure, architecture and landscape, freeways have had an indelible impact on urban development...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 51–57.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Alissa Walker This essay discusses the connection between land use, cars, and housing affordability, looking first at the way freeways affected Los Angeles neighborhoods, and then at the ways changing technologies might remake them once again. She argues that cleaner, quieter, self-driving cars...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Hawthorne discusses the evolution of public and private space in Los Angeles, competing plans for the future of the Los Angeles River, freeways, housing, climate, and much more. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Third Los Angeles Los Angeles River Frank Gehry boulevards...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 76–79.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Beth Pratt The author, a wildlife campaigner, recounts her decision to get a tattoo of Los Angeles cougar P22 on her arm. The tattoo was meant to be a sign of personal commitment to urban wildlife generally—and the campaign for a wildlife crossing across a busy Los Angeles freeway—but Pratt soon...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... you find a regional dialect that often fuses idioms and verbal ticks from both the Bay Area and metropol- itan Los Angeles; sentences are sprinkled with liberal amounts of the adjective hella (from the North) while use of the definite article the when referencing local freeways (an LA staple) has...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... Not just measurable space those miles demarcated in freeway exits but the room to ask and play out that What If: Who might you be if you intersected with the place that might allow you to wander that question to its logical, meaningful end. California, the best of it, is what lives and prospers in a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... have discovered the Albany Bulb.1 But you are not the first. Urban explorers have been coming to the Bulb by land since the mid-1980s, duck- ing under what are now fourteen lanes of elevated freeways to this landfill made of construction debris. This peninsula was once open water, but like much of the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Therefore, when freight traffic congestion at the Los Angeles Long Beach Port grew intolerable in the 1980s, the new vision promoted for the river was to pave over it to form a truck freeway. A new river wasn t inscribed in the public imagination until a motley crew of poets, artists, outlaw kayakers, park...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 60–73.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and 210 freeways sat sixteen-year-old Carlos Adrian Vaz-quez, Jr. in Sylmar s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall. He was facing thirty-five- years-to-life for a gang-related murder. His is an all-too-common story of California youth living fast and dangerous, search- ing for identity, causing trouble while...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): v–vi.
Published: 01 March 2016
... infrastructure, freeways and roads, cities, towns, suburbs, and farms. Most of that hardware was built in the twentieth century, though, and it s increasingly clear it s not optimal for the challenges of the twenty-first century. So there s a lot of tinkering going on to adapt the way we think about and operate...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2016
... rooftops of an unsuspect- ing city. Crime, infrastructure, and architecture are inevitable, so how does one influence the others? From freeway-enabled bank robbery sprees to burglars scaling the sides of high-rise apartment buildings, the answers may surprise you. Check out Fresno s bustling ArtHop. Every...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... survived this racist terrorism but was later almost entirely destroyed to make room for the construction of Union Station. The last remnants of the old Chinatown were obliterated by construction of the Hollywood Freeway in 1954. By then there was a new Chinatown, built in 1938 and designed largely as an...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
... communities, partly because these neigh- borhoods are tied together by four pretty efficient freeways. Fresno raised itself up around its downtown, where city government is still housed. Skirting the Frog Fresno s futurist, amphibian-shaped City Hall, is an eclectic mix of buildings that house various city...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... possessed it has dissipated. Motorists no longer move freely on the freeways Autopia in Banham s styling), but instead inch through rush hours that have gradually expanded to consume much of the day, stuck in uninspiring vehicles: utilitarian, aestheti- cally bland, and often cheap, symbols not of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... California s cities were expanding outward, and developers built detached homes while the state connected these new neighborhoods with new freeways. City planners began trying to rein in sprawl begin- ning in the 1970s, and an increased interest in urban living in recent years has changed what urban...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2015
... landscape of Southern California s Inland Empire: its deserts, lushly manicured lawns, freeways, and inland sea. Punctuating these single-frame images are panor- amas of landscapes that capture infinitudes of detail. Empire is on view through 13 February 2016. B Kamasi Washington on the cover of his album...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 64–71.
Published: 01 December 2015
... down I-5, near Los Banos, Chouen told me to pull off the freeway and get the girls and myself some lunch at McDonald s. When I returned with Big Macs, the family had already spread out a mat in the parking lot and had begun to eat the lunch they d brought for themselves. Bech Chuom took the boom box...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Murakami, a successful doctor who hangs up his stethoscope to con- duct LA traffic, baton in hand waving on a freeway over- pass, to make this child live again. On this day, pilgrims silently study the headstones. Kids, hopping from grave to grave, place flowers on each. As adults look with reverence...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 64–77.
Published: 01 June 2015
... American flag stuck on top became many of the freeways, urban highrises, and sprawling suburbs that today are icons of Southern California and the new Amer- ican West. Through this project, I have discovered that while tons of ink has been spilled trying to pin down the ephemeral nature of the California...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2015
... they can t always find it under ten gridlocked freeways as river advocate Jenny Price once put it.3 Numerous organizations, from Friends of the LA River to the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation, are helping Angelenos get to know their river again. For so many in Los Angeles let alone the...