Liz Diller, founding partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, delivered the keynote address at Cornell's Case Studies in Urban Development (CSUD) 2013.

CSUD 2013 examined the development known as the Grand Avenue Project in downtown Los Angeles. The project is the latest, and perhaps grandest, effort to create vital downtown business, civic, and cultural venues for Los Angeles. These endeavors date back to the 1950s when the City of Los Angeles condemned and cleared Victorian homes and regraded the Bunker Hill neighborhood.