Make No Little Plans: The Short History of Big Thinking and Big Plans in California (1960 -1980)
Monday, September 25, 2017
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. PDT
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During the 1960s and 1970s, government officials and private citizens crafted several major proposals for providing an overall structure to guide land use and environmental policy in California. The major proposals included the State Development Plan (1963-68), the California Tomorrow Plan (1972), the Planning and Conservation League's Land and Environment report (1975), and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research's Urban Strategy (1978). These proposals were comprehensive and ambitious. Since the 1980s there have no similar efforts. This session explores the cultural and historical context in California at the time that provided the impetus for these ambitious undertakings, what was learned from these efforts, why there have been no similar efforts in last 30 plus years, and how planning policy has been crafted in recent years without the benefit of a big picture policy framework.
Steven A. Preston, FAICP
J. Laurence Mintier, FAICP
Hanson Hom, firstname.lastname@example.org