Fall 2015 Studio
Balancing the global and the local in a working port environment
LA+LB 2050 systematically builds upon the new opportunities presented by recent shifts in port-community and port-port relations to address the waterfront’s most persistent challenges and prepare for the most likely future stresses. The challenges identified as most pressing for the LA/LB waterfront include the crisis in affordable housing, the lack of a diversified economy, the high levels of congestion throughout the area, and the alarming levels of pollution in neighborhoods near the ports. The goals of LA+LB 2050 are ambitious, but are believed to be within reach. By collaborating on on the interventions proposed by this plan, the leaders of Los Angeles and Long Beach can create a more resilient landscape, community, and economy, capable not only of surviving unpredictable future stresses, but of adapting and thriving as well.