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Renia Ehrenfeucht

Municipal regulation

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Precursors To Planning The Streets Of Los Angeles, California, C 1880-1920, Renia Ehrenfeucht Dec 2011

Precursors To Planning The Streets Of Los Angeles, California, C 1880-1920, Renia Ehrenfeucht

Renia Ehrenfeucht

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Constructing The Sidewalk: Municipal Government And The Production Of Public Space In Los Angeles, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris Dec 2006

Constructing The Sidewalk: Municipal Government And The Production Of Public Space In Los Angeles, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Renia Ehrenfeucht

The process of creating public spaces has been one of defining what constitutes public activities and how they can occur. This was as true for the sidewalks as for spaces such as the roadbed, parks and markets. The sidewalks in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were used for commercial, political and social activities. During this period, the Los Angeles municipal government and urban residents constructed hundreds of miles of sidewalks along with other street improvements. In response to differing claims to the sidewalks and varying interests in the purpose of the streets, the city began to emphasize pedestrian ...