| A few months ago, back in May, Newsweek teamed up with Sprint to present a project they called New York 2030. The project involved one question to three different firms: What will New York look like in 2030? The firms involved were Richard Meier and Partners, Cooper, Robertson and Partners, and lastly, HOK. Each firm revealed remarkable plans for the future of New York, covering four separate aspects -- home, commute, work and recreation.|
Yesterday, Newsweek and Sprint unveiled their next installment of their project, now covering the city of Los Angeles. Once again, three firms were selected -- cityLAB-UCLA, Michael Maltzan Architecture, and Gensler. Gensler recently topped the 2010 list of 100 best green architecture firms, according to Engineering News Record. The three firms covered the same topics -- home, commute, work, and recreation. Each firm has individual ideas towards the city itself, yet all agree that certain aspects of today -- single family home, separated work spaces -- are going to disappear. Multi-use buildings, full integration, creation of new central hubs, and vastly expanding work conferencing are all stressed ideas from each firm. Also covered is the future of energy consumption, and our dependence on fossil fuels.