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Egon Terplan and Magda Maaouidive into four of the seminal plans that created the city of Oakland, California as we know it today. Writing for SPUR, which is launching work in the city, Terplan and Maaoui focus on downtown, where the city and its grid were born.
The article examines four plans, as described in the article:
The article is recommended reading for anyone who enjoys tracing the planning decisions of the distant past to the city of today, especially in a place as dynamic and fraught as Oakland, California.
If you're interested in following that reading up with an exploration of Oakland's present situation, read this in-depth analysis by Planetizen blogger Reuben Duarte.