No More Play Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond

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Edited by: Jessica Varner Author: Michael Maltzan Graphic Design: Julie Cho English April 2011, 240 Pages, 85 Ills. Softcover 233mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2846-1
| Discussion of the future of Greater Los Angeles, one of the largest conurbations in the world

In No More Play: Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond, American architect Michael Maltzan traces the transformations that have taken place in the city of Los Angeles from the early nineties to the current state of a modern metropolis and its relationship with its changing surroundings. In a series of conversations on real estate speculation and future urban development, issues such as identity, infrastructure, landscape, resources, site density, urban experience, political structure, commerce, and community are introduced to supplement traditional models of urban development. This is meant to facilitate defining how the “City of Angels” has to respond to turn of the tide in the identity of the metropolitan region, one that has recently become much more complex. Contributors to the volume are Iwan Baan, Catherine Opie, Sarah Whiting, Charles Waldheim, Matthew Coolidge, Geoff Manaugh, Mirko Zardini, Edward Soja, James Flanigan, Charles Jencks, and Qingyun Ma.