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Urban Planning Management System In Los Angeles: An Overview


  • Xueming Chen

    () (Virginia Commonwealth University, United States of America)


This paper gives an overview of the urban planning management system in Los Angeles, United States. This system consists of institutional subsystem, legal subsystem, operational subsystem, and technical subsystem. The City of Los Angeles Planning Department carries out its urban planning responsibilities in accordance with the General Plan Guidelines promulgated by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. The planning process has a good balance between government activities and citizen participations. The City’s advanced technical tools, including internet-based Zoning Information and Map Access System and online filing system, have fostered the public interaction with the planning process. The City is recommended to incorporate more market-based planning measures in the future.

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  • Xueming Chen, 2009. "Urban Planning Management System In Los Angeles: An Overview," Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 4(2(11)), pages 50-63, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:terumm:v:4:y:2009:i:11:p:50-63

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    1. Silverio HERNÁNDEZ-MORENO, 2010. "Integration Of Service Life In The Process Of Management And Design Of Buildings," Management Research and Practice, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 2(4), pages 397-408, December.

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    urban planning management system; general plan; zoning; subdivision;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R52 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Land Use and Other Regulations
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods


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