May 2, 2012 Leave a comment
It’s no secret that I love Los Angeles. But at the same time, there are clearly problems with this (or any) city. There are problems with the physical space, the economic equality, the spiritual well-being, the race relations, and much more in the city. Sometimes, these problems make it difficult to endure, but I believe that Los Angeles is a great city and is getting better. And I believe it’s no accident that we’re here.
Most of what I write on this blog, even the more technical posts, are really all about connecting people as a means to improve Los Angeles. By better connecting people, enabling them to move between neighborhoods quickly and easily,and interact with local businesses and each other, I think there is a better chance to right many of the wrongs in the city.
Whether it’s a pedestrian plaza that brings commuters from Union Station to local businesses, a Metro Rail connection to bring tourists and businessmen from LAX to Downtown, or a new rail line that connects to some of the city’s major cultural, educational, and business institutions, my writings on this blog are mainly focused on improving connections in the city. Similarly, events like CicLAvia, film screenings in historic theatres, and ideas about improving parks and education all contribute to the lives of the people in this city…