Back To The Future: The 1970 Los Angeles 'Centers' Concept Plan

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The 1970 Concept Los Angeles plan is a history lesson for urban planners and a vision of what the city could have looked like.
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Many say Los Angeles is a city that grew without any rational planning. In reality the planning was there—but much of the best planning never quite materialized. A perfect example is the 1970 Concept Los Angeles plana vision of what the city could have looked like and now a history lesson for planners. For the first time, it is available in digital format for free download on Planetizen.

A summary of the the 1970 Concept Los Angeles plan is also available as a PDF for download.


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