This video documents the National AIA Regional Urban Design Conference “Restructuring Urbanisms: the Next L.A.,” held February 10-13, 1994, at Shutters Hotel, Santa Monica.
Harold Meyerson moderates a conversation between Ed Soja and Jackie Dupont-Walker. They discuss attempts to rebuild communities in Los Angeles. Soja describes some of the unintended consequences of redevelopment policies, while Jackie Dupont-Walker describes how her nonprofit group, Ward Economic Development Corp., works to successfully implement plans worked on by the community where they will be applied. They end with a question and answer session that pit the two against each other.