Philip S. Hart is a member of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Exposition Construction Authority Urban Design Committee (www.BuildExpo.org) and CEO of Hart Realty Advisors in Hollywood, California. Hart wrote Cities, Suburbs and Blacks: A Study of Concerns, Distrust and Alienation (with James E. Blackwell) and African Americans and the Future of New Orleans, among other books.
A cap park over the 101 Freeway in Hollywood, California, would create badly needed park space, improve the infrastructure, create sustainable green space, and spur economic development.
America’s changing demographics call for an increase in women and minorities in the land use and development professions, plus a focus on deal making that is rooted in principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Los Angeles County is poised to finally have a mass transit line to the sea. The Metro Exposition Light-Rail Transit Line (Expo Line) Phase I, running from the Seventh Street Station in downtown Los Angeles to Culver City, is slated to open in summer 2011 at a cost of close to $900 million.