Shanghai has gone through a tremendous development over the last 2 decades. There have been several other cities that have changed dramatically over the years, Berlin and Dubai being the ones that I can think of off the top of my head, but Shanghai is a little different. Berlin has changed dramatically to rebuild what was destroyed during World War II and Dubai has misused its wealth to create a city that will never live up to what it wants.
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According to a recent column in the LA times, the Los Angeles residents and city officials are happy with the way things are and the majority are not open to change. The author Christopher Hawthorne talks about how he sees a growing number of people opposed to a more pedestrian friendly Los Angeles.
Earlier this week Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa invited me and a small group of Los Angeles’ business, labor, and environmental leaders to discuss his plan to accelerate the construction of a dozen transit projects in his region. The goal is to build in 10 years what they initially planned to do in 30, hence the plan moniker “30/10.” California’s junior senator and chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Barbara Boxer, was the featured guest since new kinds of federal help is a key part of the plan.