By Jasper Rubin

A Negotiated Landscape examines the transformation of San Francisco’s iconic waterfront from the eve of its decline in 1950 to the flip of the millennium. What was an important transport port is now top recognized for relaxation and entertainment.

            to appreciate this panorama Jasper Rubin not just explores the equipped atmosphere but additionally the foremost forces which were at paintings in its redevelopment. whereas elements corresponding to new transportation expertise and financial restructuring were necessary to the method and personality of the waterfront’s transformation, the impression of neighborhood, grassroots efforts by means of planners, activists, and boosters were both critical.

            the 1st variation of A Negotiated Landscape received the 2012 prize for most sensible ebook in making plans historical past from the foreign making plans background Society. a lot has replaced within the 5 years considering the fact that that version used to be released. For this moment variation, Rubin offers a brand new concluding bankruptcy that updates the growth of making plans on San Francisco’s waterfront and examines debates over the latest visions for its development.

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