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LA Forward: Embracing the Future of Mobility

Future visions for aligning mobility and development – LA Forward. Image © Gensler

This post is part of a series, “What Makes My City Livable?” on how cities make the experience of living more enjoyable.

Ask anyone who lives in, or has visited Los Angeles, and they’ll tell you their least favorite part of our city is the traffic. We agree; it’s one of our city’s great challenges. Los Angeles has recovered from the great recession of 2008 and we see tremendous growth physically and economically. The issue is that recent development has tended to spread jobs and housing across the city, away from transit, limiting our ability to efficiently and easily move around Los Angeles.

Our challenge is, how do we best support new development near transit, and allow people to leave their cars at home and still easily move around and enjoy more of our city?

Join us in embracing the future of mobility by helping us move LA Forward.

LA FORWARD – Embracing the Future of Mobility from Gensler LA on Vimeo.

For more information, please email forward@gensler.com.

Brian Glodney is enchanted by all things urban, and his passion rests in creating healthy, sustainable, and vibrant places and cities. Brian's work has allowed him to study, experience, and work within the thriving metropolis, the downtrodden exurbs, and everything in between. As a Recognized Practitioner of Urban Design, it is his enthusiasm for urban design that permeates his work at every scale, from creating healthy community visions, to urban infill projects, to sports-anchored mixed-use. You can contact Brian at brian_glodney@gensler.com.
Claudia Carol is the planning and urban design practice area leader of Gensler’s southwest region, with over 25 years of architectural and planning experience ranging from schools and universities to healthcare campuses to mixed-use developments and hospitality projects. Her delight in the urban environment encompasses both the built and experiential aspects of our cities. Contact Claudia at claudia_carol@gensler.com.
Jordan Kessler is an urban designer, passionate about examining and imagining the synergies that emerge at the intersection of density and public space. Jordan brings a design sensitivity that fuses his interests in ecology, cultural futures, emerging technologies and infrastructures into a comprehensive approach to planning and urban design. With project experience that ranges from the local to the regional in scale, Jordan promotes design strategies that seek to minimize the impact of development on the land while maximizing its value for client, stakeholders and the public realm. Contact him at Jordan_Kessler@gensler.com.
Dylan Jones is an internationally licensed architect with nearly 20 years of experience in planning and design for both private and public sector clients. As a leader of Gensler’s Urban Design & Planning group, he works at the intersection of private development and public infrastructure, believing mobility is a core building block of the 21st-century, sustainable city. Dylan is currently leading strategic planning and design efforts with LA Metro directly, and with private developers on Metro Joint Development projects. Contact him at Dylan_Jones@gensler.com.