For those of you interested in urban development, I think LA starting to catch on to some interesting trends. The city, which as little as 20 years was predominately a destination for business and the homeless, has been transformed into vibrant districts that are hot beds for innovation and home to eclectic and trend setting communities. Districts like the arts district, elysian valley, venice and silverlake are evidence of this. Some of the success of the city is due to its progressive city planning measures for densification and redevelopment. The latest development has been based around Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) and now the development of the Los Angeles River.