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Learning from LA: Australian Responses to Los Angeles Urbanism 19101960


Freestone, R and James, P, Learning from LA: Australian Responses to Los Angeles Urbanism 1910-1960, Journal of Planning History pp. 1-22. ISSN 1538-5132 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1538513218755497


From the 1910s to the 1950s, Los Angeles was a surprising exemplar of progressive planning for Australian cities. LAs planned neighborhoods early captured the garden suburb ideal. Regional planning initiatives attracted increasing interest, then transport planning and management of auto traffic. Mechanisms of urban governance and formal alliances between private and public sectors followed. This learning from abroad is set within the paradigm of urban policy transfer, highlighting the selectivity of borrowing within the dominant ideology of town and country planning. From the 1960s, positive connotations would be extinguished by new representations of a sprawling, divided, and polluted metropolis.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Los Angeles, Australia, policy transfer, twentieth century, urban growth machine
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:History and theory of the built environment (excl. architecture)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:James, P (Dr Peggy James)
ID Code:125659
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2018-04-27
Last Modified:2018-12-04

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