Visit www.MyHistoricLA.org, the exciting new addition to SurveyLA, which is creating a new online conversation to identify hidden gems of Los Angeles' history and architecture. The new web site is creating a new on-line forum, or virtual town hall, to identify significant historic resources in Los Angeles. To join the conversation, please register today at www.MyHistoricLA.org.
We‘ll be jump-starting the conversation with some directed questions about Los Angeles' significant historic resources. What San Fernando Valley properties still have remnants of the Valley's early agricultural history? What do you consider the most significant, intact post-World War II suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles? What women's clubs or social clubs shaped the history of our city and our communities? Or, can you just tell us about a place in your neighborhood that you think is special?
Weighing in on any or all of these questions will connect you to like-minded local residents and help SurveyLA at the same time. MyHistoricLA is an online platform that allows community members to share ideas collaboratively, from the privacy of the home, school or workplace. It gives participants the opportunity to compete for points that may be converted into prizes, and to create new relationships and communities on-line.
MindMixer has already been working with the Department of City Planning on its new Mobility Element of the General Plan, shaping new transportation policies for the city. The City‘s Mobility Element MindMixer site (http://ideas.la2b.org/) has generated dozens of policy ideas and numerous lively discussions that are shaping decisions on this new plan.
SurveyLA, the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey (www.surveyla.org) will not be seeking policy ideas through MindMixer, but will be tapping into Angelenos' collective knowledge of places that are significant citywide or to local communities.
Building upon the OHR‘s more static MyHistoricLA form on-line (http://www.preservation.lacity.org/survey/historic-identification), the new MindMixer site will now allow your feed-back to become part of a community-wide conversation - and stimulate others‘ ideas.
Input captured through MyHistoricLA.org will directly guide evaluations by the historic preservation professionals working on SurveyLA.
It's easy to sign in and join this exciting new citywide conversation. Please help spread the word -- through posts, tweets or old-fashioned emails -- to all of your friends and neighbors who care about Los Angeles' history and architecture.
Let‘s kick off our citywide conversation about historic preservation!