Part 1: Using the Bernstein, Haas, Wolff, and Redfearn pieces from Planning Los Angeles, carefully explain what economic development can look like in L.A. including the policies that foster it, the actors (individuals, organizational, governmental, corporate, etc.) who create it, how it might be negotiated, and who might lose when the economic tide goes “back out.”

Part 2: Using the Fotsch and Klein pieces, explain how films like Blade RunnerDouble Indemnity, and Sunset Boulevard provide for us another window through which to view the City of Los Angeles.

Part 3: Using the Soja piece on Orange County, explain how theme park designs/visions have influenced post-suburban design in Southern California, creating a postmodern dreamscape for the new age.

LOS ANGELES: CINEMATIC VISIONS / ECONOMIC DREAMS