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?
Most people come to LA w/ a dream & determination in their suitcase.There's an aura surrounding LA that anything is possible. #CityLab2014— Meg Gill (@MegGillGRB) September 24, 2014
A1. LA has a vibrant community of storytellers, through their voices we can shape a lifestyle to be admired around the world. #CityLab2014— ALTravelProject (@ALTravelProject) September 24, 2014
What role does the film industry play in defining Los Angeles' character?
Everyone who doesn't live in LA thinks the film industry is LA, it helps drive the creativity, but something else does too. #CityLab2014— Aaron Z (@Aaron_AtoZ) September 24, 2014
Los Angeles is second only to Silicon Valley in number of startups. How does the spirit of entrepreneurship contribute to L.A.’s culture?
A4: #CityLab2014 We are a city of dreamers and entrepreneurs. In LA, anything is possible, and we are proving that. Keep creating!— Tara Roth (@taranellroth) September 24, 2014
How has L.A.’s new mayor Eric Garcetti changed the conversation in and about the city?
How has the embrace of street food—from trucks to carts—influenced L.A. and other cities?
What does the future of L.A. look like in the year 2050?
A10: A city that not only draws people from all walks of life, but gives them and locals what they need in order to succeed #CityLab2014— Jacqueline le (@jackylesavage) September 24, 2014
LA2050 is a place where people CONNECT during their commute & travel freely outside the 'bubble' of their cars. Less traffic! #CityLab2014— ALTravelProject (@ALTravelProject) September 24, 2014
A10: Working together to learn and grow more than now. It should be easier with better transportation in the future. #CityLab2014— Girls in Tech LA (@GITLosAngeles) September 24, 2014