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Planning Los Angeles

Author: David Charles Sloane
Publisher: Chicago : American Planning Association, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Not so fast! Despite the city's reputation for spontaneous evolution, a deliberate planning process shapes the way Los Angeles looks and lives. Editor David C. Sloane has enlisted more than 35 essayists for a lively, richly illustrated view of this vibrant metropolis. Together they cover the influences and outcomes of planning for a diverse population, regulating land use and providing transportation in a sprawling
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Charles Sloane
ISBN: 9781611900040 1611900042
OCLC Number: 759173286
Description: viii, 325 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Multiplicities/multiple-cities / David C. Sloane --
History of planning : Challenging the myth of an unplanned Los Angeles / Todd Gish ; Regulating visual blight / Meredith Drake Reitan ; The 1970 centers concept plan for Los Angeles / Vinit Mukhija ; LA's love-hate relationship with nature / Kenneth C. Topping ; Neighborhood councils / Juliet Musso ; Everyday Los Angeles / Margaret Crawford ; The city as textbook / Meredith Drake Reitan --
Evolving demographics : Metropolis of dispersed diversity / Dowell Myers, Anna Jacobsen, Sarah Mawhorter, Joshua Wheeler ; The ambiguous legacies of the 1992 riots / Josh Sides ; Tinker-toy urbanism / Meredith Drake Reitan ; Minority-majority suburbs change the San Gabriel Valley / Steven A. Preston ; LA housing stories / Janis Breidenbach ; Finding public space on private beaches / Meredith Drake Reitan --
Land-use and environmental policies : One hundred years of land-use regulation / Andrew H. Whittemore ; Almost new urbanism / Vinayak Bharne ; Glendale's downtown specific plan / Alan Loomis ; Regreening the LA River / Meredith Drake Reitan ; Planning as a tool for battling the fast-food invasion / Lark Galloway-Gilliam ; More than a PSA / Meredith Drake Reitan --
Mobility and infrastructure : Back to the future in transportation planning / Marlon G. Boarnet ; Regional planning in Southern California / Robert A. Leiter, Elisa Barbour ; Ballot box planning for transit / Lisa Schweitzer ; Reducing pollution at the port / Meredith Drake Reitan ; Systemic change through CicLAvia / Aaron Paley, Amanda Berman ; A train on rubber tires / Meredith Drake Reitan --
Parks and public space : Green spaces in the auto metropolis / Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris ; The afterlife of a master plan / Greg Hise, William Deverell ; An orchard spirals out / Meredith Drake Reitan ; Reestablishing the connection with physical planning and design / Simon Pastucha ; Managing development through urban growth boundaries / William Fulton ; Unpaving paradise: the green visions plan / Jennifer Wolch, Travis Longcore, John Wilson ; Planning a great civic park / Meredith Drake Reitan --
Economic development : Policy and community in Los Angeles development / Goetz Wolff ; A planning ordinance injects new life into Historic Downtown / Ken Bernstein ; The evolution of entertainment retail / Sam Gennawey ; Politics of food and culture / Meredith Drake Reitan ; Community benefits, negotiations, and (in)justice / Gilda Haas ; From Barbie to Banksy / Elizabeth Currid-Halkett ; What the (economic) tide left behind / Christian L. Redfearn ; From KAOS comes community / Meredith Drake Reitan.
Responsibility: edited by David C. Sloane.

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Not so fast! Despite the city's reputation for spontaneous evolution, a deliberate planning process shapes the way Los Angeles looks and lives. Editor David C. Sloane has enlisted more than 35 essayists for a lively, richly illustrated view of this vibrant metropolis. Together they cover the influences and outcomes of planning for a diverse population, regulating land use and providing transportation in a sprawling city, protecting green space, and supporting economic development.

Planning Los Angeles launches a new series from APA. Each year Planners Press will bring out a new study on a major American city. Natives, newcomers, and out-of-towners will get insiders' views of today's hot-button issues and new ways of seeing the patterns and perils of urban evolution.

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Los Angeles presents a planning challenge of global/local importance. These newly minted, masterful essays honestly face the losses and gains of planning in a City of Angels that belongs to all of Read more...

 
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