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Lyla Mercado

university of southern california

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    Impossible City: New Orleans

    Places Journal

    Sometimes you see a picture and you can tell that something’s missing, but you don’t know what it is.

  • Online

    The Price of Regeneration

    Places Journal

    Contemporary “placemaking” policies have brought about the hyper-gentrification of large swathes of London and the loss of longstanding communities. But now there are signs of real resistance.

  • Online

    Rural Visions: Grace Farms and Rural Studio

    Places Journal

    Grace Farms and Rural Studio would seem to be perfect architectural embodiments of the extreme inequality of wealth that afflicts the world today. But it’s not so simple.

  • Online

    (Not So) Anti-Architecture

    Places Journal

    Robin Boyd was the most famous architecture critic Australia ever produced. In a still relevant essay from 1968, he calls for architects to cast aside their perennial political timidity.

  • Online

    Sidewalking: Along the Miracle Mile

    Places Journal

    Food trucks, public art, a vibrant and organic walking culture: the evolution of Mid-Wilshire mirrors the ongoing transformation of Los Angeles.

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