From Chicago to L.A. begins the task of defining an alternative agenda for urban studies and examines the case for shifting the focus of urban studies from Chicago to Los Angeles. The authors, experienced scholars from a variety of disciplines, examine: The concepts that have blocked our understanding of Southern California cities The imaginative structures that people have been using to understand and explain Los Angeles The utility of the "Los Angeles School" of urbanism

Industrial Urbanism in Late-Twentieth-Century Southern California

Industrial urbanism in late-twentieth-century southern california
Allen J.Scott

Patterns of industrialization and urbanization have, since the very beginning of capitalism, been closely intertwined, just as they have also been jointly subject to periodic restructuring. One distinctive expression of these phenomena ...

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