Why LA is the city best positioned to guide America into the 21st century
Los Angeles is a difficult city to place into any neat categories. To some extent, any place so big defies easy comprehension. But for LA this illegibility goes a bit deeper. Today, there are by and large two main models for successful cities in America. The first is the coastal, urban, liberal city, exemplified by the likes of San Francisco, New York, or Boston. The other is the inland, suburban, conservative city, typically referred to as a “Sun Belt” city, exemplified by the likes of Phoenix, Dallas, or Atlanta.