The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles

Kazys Varnelis


Once the greatest American example of modern city served by infrastructure, Los Angeles is now a perpetual city.

Facing angry homeowners, empty city coffers, and rising expenses, city planners can no longer simply build new infrastructure to solve problems. This book 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.

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A product of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design & the Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University.