Modernist and Neoliberal Planning Theory
We will begin by describing the components of modernist and neoliberal planning theory, by doing so we will have a better understanding of how Los Angeles South Central Farm was influenced by both modernist and neoliberal planning theories. Modernism emerged in 19th and 20th century, in response to the city’s physical chaos, causing suffering to the working class. Local legislation began by improving the working class “slums” by implementing building codes, sanitation facilities, and public health regulations (Krueckeberg, 1983). Modernist projects implement certain goals; Robert A. Beauregard describes the four goals of modernist planning:
1) Bring reason and democracy to bear on capitalist urbanization, 2) Guide state decision making with technical...
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