Application of a Chicago Co- Location Competition to Los Angeles urban and community strategies for growth and transformations to meet current needs.
* the application of the prototype to co-locations suggesting its application to diverse cultural, economic and ethnic conditions in Los Angeles.
* the co-location library + senior housing demonstrates synergies in use and community involvement.
* a strategy of diversity in housing accommodation in neighborhoods throughout the city counters the contradiction between recognition of the importance of accessible affordable housing with a “not in my backyard” attitudes in primarily suburban low-density R1 residential neighborhoods.
* Los Angeles is primarily a city of suburban villages that is now being forced to increase housing density as a matter of policy, addressing both the crisis of homelessness and the affordability of housing in proximity to jobs.
* Architecture cannot successfully influence these issues without recognition of political, economic, social, environmental, and technological forces that are shaping the current city.