Second Nature: California Cities


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Olmsted, Nancy. Vanished Waters: A History of San Franciscoís Mission Bay. San Francisco: Mission Creek Conservancy, 1986.

Parson, Don. "The Development of Redevelopment: Public Housing and Urban Renewal in Los Angeles." International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 6 (September 1982): 393-413.

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Relph, Edward. The Modern Urban Landscape. London: Croom-Helm, 1987.

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Ross, C. George. The Urbanization of Rural California: A Study of Land Use and Markets for Recreational Land Developments in State, 1964-1974. Berkeley: Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of California, 1975.

Schiesl, Martin. "City Planning and the Federal Government in World War II: The Los Angeles Experience." California History 58 (April 1979): 127-43.

Scott, Allen J. Technopolis: High-Technology Industry and Regional Development in Southern California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

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Walker, Richard. "Another Round of Globalization in San Francisco." Urban Geography 17, no. 1 (1996): 60-94.

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Wollenberg, Charles. Marinship at War: Shipbuilding and Social Change in Wartime Sausalito. Oakland, CA: Western Heritage Press, 1990.