CityLab 2014

You Asked, They Answered

L.A. leaders and city activists answer virtual questions at LA2050 and The Atlantic's Twitter party online.

LA2050 and The Atlantic hosted a virtual Twitter party to kickoff the conversation about discovering urban solutions to global problems taking place at this year's CityLab event.  The discussion focused on the event's host city of Los Angeles, with LA2050 and AtlanticLIVE posing a variety of questions to the social community. Below is a highlight of the hour-long exchange:

What’s the best part of living in Los Angeles—or your city—right now?

What role does the film industry play in defining Los Angeles' character?

Los Angeles is second only to Silicon Valley in number of startups. How does the spirit of entrepreneurship contribute to L.A.’s culture?

How has L.A.’s new mayor Eric Garcetti changed the conversation in and about the city?

How has the embrace of street foodfrom trucks to cartsinfluenced L.A. and other cities?

Can street vending help make Los Angeles the healthiest place to live?

What does the future of L.A. look like in the year 2050?