Fashion District Next
Competitive Jobs in a Contested Space
A physical site planning project developed for a class at UCLA. My team and I studied the built environment (user, form, and policy analysis) of the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles, California. This unique district is at the forefront of forces for change, both locally and globally, confronting economic restructuring at multiple geographic scales. Analyses are followed by recommendations; the Fashion District must adapt in order to survive, transforming from the historical manufacturing-based economy to a New Economy fashion and design cluster. The report relies on graphics over text. Proposed physical and policy interventions complement each other, while striving to balance the existing, unique district qualities with the pressures for change.