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The infrastructural city : networked ecologies in Los Angeles

Author: Kazys Varnelis
Publisher: Barcelona ; New York : Actar ; [Los Angeles] : The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design ; [New York] : The Network Architecture Lab, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, ©2008.
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Looks at the resulting urban condition: networked, codependent ecosystems of environmental mitigation, land-use organization, and service delivery, to chart a new atlas for twenty-first-century Los Angeles and cities worldwide"--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kazys Varnelis
ISBN: 9788496954250 8496954250
OCLC Number: 179828017
Description: 251 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Networked ecologies / Kazys Varnelis --
Landscape : Owens Lake: reconstructing the void / Barry Lehman ; Los Angeles River watershed: flood control freakology / David Fletcher ; Oil: crude city / Frank Ruchala ; Gravel: margins in our midst / Matt Coolidge, Center for Land Use Interpretation --
Fabric : Traffic: blocking all lanes / Sean Dockray, Fiona Whitton, Steve Rowell ; Telecommunications: invisible city / Kazys Varnelis ; Landscape: tree huggers / Warren Techentin ; Mobile phones: cell structure / Ted Kane & Rick Miller --
Objects : Property: counting (on) change / Roger Sherman ; Distribution: consumers gone wild / Deborah Richmond ; Props: story of the eye / Robert Sumrell --
Picturing Los Angeles: the linear city / Lane Barden : The river: the Los Angeles River ; The street: Wilshire Boulevard ; The trench: the Alameda corridor.
Responsibility: edited by Kazys Varnelis ; maps by Leah Meisterlin.

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Looks at the resulting urban condition: networked, codependent ecosystems of environmental mitigation, land-use organization, and service delivery, to chart a new atlas for twenty-first-century Los Angeles and cities worldwide"--Page 4 of cover.

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