The los Angeles Coast as a Public Place

@article{Davidson2005TheLA,
  title={The los Angeles Coast as a Public Place},
  author={Ronald A. Davidson and J. Nicholas Entrikin},
  journal={Geographical Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={95},
  pages={578 - 593}
}
Abstract. In the public‐space discourse Los Angeles is usually portrayed as more “anti‐city” than city. Its landscape is overrun by houses, “private‐public” squares and plazas, theme parks, shopping malls, and so on and lacks inclusive public places. Yet this discourse has essentially disdained to contemplate a major public space that contradicts its general thesis: the Los Angeles coast. The coast is meaningful public place in two specific senses. First, it symbolizes Los Angeles as a whole… Expand
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