This year Newsweek partnered up with Sprint to ask cutting-edge architecture firms what the city of the future will look like in 2030. Last spring they unveiled incredible proposals for the future of New York City, and they recently asked three Los Angeles architects to take a look at the sprawling West Coast metropolis and provide their visions of the future of LA. Michael Maltzan Architecture, Gensler and cityLAB-UCLA, all take a hard look at their urban environment and unveiled three remarkable futuristic plans for a denser and more interconnected city -- read on for a look at each one!
Overall, the three firms believe in a much more sustainable, interconnected, and denser city where buildings serve multiple purposes and public transportation is the norm. Density, common spaces, more green space, and multi-purpose office facilities are expected to be the norm. New developments will expand vertically rather than horizontally, and open public spaces will become a top priority. While all three visions have similar elements in common, there are differences, especially in cityLAB-UCLA’s proposal, which features ideas that are a bit more elaborate. Whose vision do you like best?