Planning and Urban Rivalry in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1930s

@article{Rodriguez2000PlanningAU,
  title={Planning and Urban Rivalry in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1930s},
  author={Joseph A. Rodriguez},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={20},
  pages={66 - 76}
}
Urban scholars have posited a shift in city planning from the city-beautiful ideals of the 1890s to the city-functional goals of the 1920s. In San Francisco, elite fears that the Bay Bridge would lead to the exodus of residents and businesses to Oakland and the East Bay spurred new planning proposals in the 1930s. However, conventional planning efforts that focused on improving transit efficiency failed to generate much public support. Instead, merchants and other elites demanded that planning… Expand
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