IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ORDERED SPRAWL URBAN CONFIGURATION.
PLANNING RESEARCH CORP LOS ANGELES CALIF
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This study is the third phase of a research effort concerned with the role of urban form as a passive defense variable. Its purpose is to consider how the physical configurations of existing urban areas might be modified in order to bring them in closer approximation to a decentralized ordered sprawl arrangement found in the initial phase of the work to be optimal in terms of economic, social, and defense considerations. Attention is focused on three major subject areas techniques for implementing urban decentralization, major problems likely to be encountered in decentralization efforts, and control processes through which configurational modifications would have to be imposed. In comparing ordered sprawl with conventional urban forms, it was found that control of intercommunity open space would be the critical element in achieving metropolitan decentralization. While techniques currently available for guiding urban land-use decisions constitute a sound foundation of control for implementing decentralization, they would have to be administered on an area-wide basis and supplemented by various indirect controls. While planning for decentralization would have to occur within a metropolitan framework, the urban planning function is currently conducted largely at the municipal level the problem here could be resolved by assigning responsibility for decentralization planning to the metropolitan tier of a two-level form of urban government.
- Administration and Management
- Civil Engineering
- Civil Defense