Author: Philip Hart

Philip S. Hart is a member of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Exposition Construction Authority Urban Design Committee ( 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.

Articles by Philip Hart

  • Cap Parks
    Published on July 14, 2011 in
    Though Hollywood, California, is arguably one of the most famous neighborhoods in the world, one thing it is not known for is its park space. Instead, it is known for the Hollywood Freeway, a busy expressway traversing the community as one segment of U.S. Route 101. Read about the myriad benefits a proposed billion-dollar cap park over the freeway trench would bring to the city.
  • Planning for a Racially Diverse America
    Published on February 11, 2011 in
    As the country becomes more racially diverse, there will be a need for renewal and change in various industry sectors, including land use and development, to reflect the new demographic reality and to effectively mainstream outsiders into the land use and development industries. Learn about approaches taken across the country—from Boston to Los Angeles and Chicago to Atlanta.
  • Mass Transit to the Sea
    Published on September 13, 2010 in
    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. Learn about the potential transit-oriented development opportunities presented by nine new stations and about the five major areas of focus for the urban design vision.