Megacities pp 273-287 | Cite as

Los Angeles: Urban Development in the Postsuburban Megacity

  • Dana Cuff
Part of the Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 10)


Los Angeles, a dynamic megacity of booms and busts, is on the cusp of an era of a significant transformation. Dubbed the birthplace of sprawl, it is slowly reinventing itself as a postsuburban metropolis. This sea change is sparked by both top-down and bottom-up strategies, and while large-scale plans have been important forces for change, tactical incremental changes have been even more significant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.cityLABBostonUSA
  2. 2.UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban DesignLos AngelesUSA

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