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1st Edition

Planning Los Angeles

Edited By

David Sloane

ISBN 9781611900040
Published November 14, 2012 by Routledge
336 Pages

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Book Description

Los Angeles isn’t planned; it just happens. Right?

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, a planning professor at the University of Southern California, has enlisted 30 essayists for a lively, richly illustrated view of this vibrant metropolis.

Planning Los Angeles launches a new series from APA Planners Press. 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 a sneak peek at the city to come.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Multi-plicities/Multiple-cities  Part 1. Challenging the Myth of an Unplanned Los Angeles  2. The Concept for the Los Angeles General Plan: 1970  3. 1994 Northridge and the San Fernando Valley  4. 2000 Charter Reform and Neighborhood Councils  5. Everyday Los Angeles  6. Urban Planning Magnet School; Ban on Supergraphics  Part 2. Metropolis of Dispersed Diversity  7. The Ambiguous Legacies of the 1992 Riots  8. Minority-Majority Suburbs and Change in the San Gabriel Valley  9. LA Stories: Who We Are and Where We Live  10. James Rojas: Interactive Planning; LA Urban Rangers  Part 3. One-Hundred Years of Land Use Regulation  11. Almost New Urbanism: The Vision, Realization & Legacy of Playa Vista  12. Glendale Downtown Specific Plan, 2006  13. Planning as a Tool for Battling the Fast Food Invasion  14. FOLAR; Public Matters: Market Make-Over  Part 4. Back to the Future in Transportation Planning  15. Federated Regionalism  16. Measure R: Ballot Box Planning for Transit  17. CicLAvia: Translating Ephemeral Intervention into Systemic Change  18. Orange Line Express; Port Plan for Lower Emissions  Part 5. Green Spaces in the Auto Metropolis  19. The Afterlife of a Master Plan  20. 2007 Urban Design Studio  21. 1995 SOAR Ventura  22. Unpaving Paradise: The Green Visions Plan for Southern California  23. Spiraling Orchard; Grand Civic Park  Part 6. Economic Development  24. Los Angeles’s Adaptive Reuse Ordinance Injects New Life in Downtown  25. 1993 CItyWalk, Invented Streets, Changing Shopping Trends  26. Community Benefits, Negotiations, and (In)Justice  27. From Barbie to Banksy: The Cultural Economy in Los Angeles  28. 2009 21st Century Budget Crises: Public Finance  29. KAOS Art Space; Fallen Fruit

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David C. Sloane is a professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California.