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Learning from LA: Australian Responses to Los Angeles Urbanism 1910–1960

Freestone, R and James, P 2018 , 'Learning from LA: Australian Responses to Los Angeles Urbanism 1910–1960' , Journal of Planning History , pp. 1-22 , doi: 10.1177/1538513218755497.

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From the 1910s to the 1950s, Los Angeles was a surprising exemplar of progressive planning for Australian cities. LA’s 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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Freestone, R and James, P
Keywords: Los Angeles, Australia, policy transfer, twentieth century, urban growth machine
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Planning History
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISSN: 1538-5132
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/1538513218755497
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