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Steal This Idea: GOOD Design L.A.

When the worlds of creativity and problem-solving intersect, you sometimes get beautifully practical results. That’s why we asked eight creative...

When the worlds of creativity and problem-solving intersect, you sometimes get beautifully practical results. That’s why we asked eight creative teams to present solutions to eight city problems—from how we move across the city to finding out where our food comes from—proposed by a group of Los Angeles urban leaders. The goal is two-fold: to show creatives as large-scale problem solvers that should be tapped by local government, and to demonstrate that some of the best civic ideas can come from outside City Hall.

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Los Angeles Announces a Sweeping Local Food Policy

L.A. is home to both a food desert and some of the largest food production in the country. New policy-and an exciting event-try to close the gap.

Name a fruit, vegetable or nut that you've eaten recently. Chances are you could find it being grown right now in the 200-mile radius around Los Angeles. Yet Los Angeles is also home to one of the largest food deserts in the nation, where the proliferation of processed and fast food prevents much of that local bounty from reaching its increasingly malnourished and obese residents. That's one of the major concerns raised by a new report, "Good Food for All Agenda: Creating a New Regional Food System for Los Angeles," which makes over 50 recommendations for the city's brand-new food policy.

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