Describe the Federal Policies that contributed to the expansion of suburban cities throughout the country, including Los Angeles?

Urban Planning

You are expected to use as many readings as possible to support your answers. Do not use reading materials that were not assigned in the class. There are THREE POSSIBLE questions – CHOOSE TWO OF THE THREE TO ANSWER.

Answers should be approximately ¾ to 1 page for each question (double space, 12-point font and
1-inch margins) and include a separate bibliography. The answers cannot exceed two pages
(this does not include the bibliography). Citations and referencing should use standard formats
(e.g. MLA or APA).

NOTE:

Write clearly and concisely
Do not include extraneous information
Answer given the information (readings/lectures/videos) from the course only
Key terms/phrases in your answer should be in bold

QUESTION 1:
Newly established pastoral capitalist landscapes were marketed not only as desirable because
of the impact such a setting would have on the workforce, but also coincided with the suburban
movement that was occurring more generally in the Post WWII years. In these wide-open, new
green spaces, American corporations found cheaper rents, bucolic surroundings, and
increasingly, a widely accessible suburban workforce.

Refer to Mozingo’s discussion of pastoral capitalism, and any other discussions from the article
on Pereira and UC Irvine, and compare the campus of UC Irvine to design preferences
occurring elsewhere around the country and in California. How did the design of UC Irvine
reflect growing suburban sentiments and land use ideals? Refer to specific campus design
features in your answer.

QUESTION 2:

Describe the Federal Policies that contributed to the expansion of suburban cities throughout
the country, including Los Angeles?

Describe Fordism’s impact on housing. And, what are the early industries that Soja and Scott
refer to when discussing the economic development of Los Angeles prior to WWII?

QUESTION 3:

Describe the conditions of cities in the U.S. in the Industrial era. In what ways did city leaders
and early planning initiatives attempt to improve the conditions of cities approaching the
twentieth century. What role did parks play in New York and Milwaukee in this era? (hint: parks
are one of the key initiatives aimed at alleviating the crowded conditions found in cities at this
time)

Course readings are attached and below are some podcasts and videos. Please choose to use them instead of any outside resources.

Videos/Podcasts:

  1. ‘Frederick Engels: His Life in Manchester’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O8fuHiYan4

Links to an external site.