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Our Making LA conference was a bigger success than we ever thought possible! Thanks to everyone who came out on that lovely Friday morning to discuss everything from transportation innovation and smart water conservation to community involvement and city density resolutions.

We hope you enjoyed (and learned from) the day as much as we did!

We wanted to share some great articles recapping the day for those of you who made it out and those who couldn’t (a.k.a weren’t able to play design hooky).

The Planning Report, “Evidence That It Takes More Than a Great Idea to Produce Great LA Streets,” story by Melani Smith.

Los Angeles Daily News, “Making LA Conference looks to design a better, wetter city: Opinion,” story by Larry Wilson.

KCRW Design & Architecture, “Find Free Water Anywhere, With New WeTap App,” story by Caroline Chamberlain.

The Nickel, “de LaB’s MakingLA VIP Party,” story by Rachel Garcia.

Neon Tommy, “ ‘Making L.A.’: Designers and Civic Leaders Transforming Los Angeles,” story by Katherine Flynn.

Design Egg, “Making LA Conference,” story by Jess Wickstrom.

Beverly Hills Courier“Creative Leaders Including Moby Convene For Making L.A. Conference at L.A. River Center on Friday,” story by Laura Coleman.

IMLab, “Making LA with de LaB” (covering their lunchtime field trip, a three-mile walk in and around the river and freeways!)

Also be sure to check out photos from the day by Monica Nouwens and Tara Wujcik, photographs from the VIP party at Greenbar Craft Distillery, and stay tuned for recaps on each section and a plan for action in 2015.

Thank you for making Making LA possible!