Focus is an online, open access journal published annually by the Department of City & Regional Planning at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo since 2004. The journal dedicated to the professional practice of city planning and urban design, publishing peer-reviewed research, case studies, exceptional student projects and opinion and editorial pieces each year. Its key mission is to keep professionals, students, and alumni informed about recent and changing planning issues. Focus has won several awards of excellence since its inception, including recognition from the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute.

Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1 (2014) Focus 11

Full Issue

Front Matter


Editor's Overview
Vicente del Rio


Faculty and Student Work


Make it Real. Make it Matter. Make it Last
Uta Birkmayer and Deni Ruggeri


Increasing Diversity Education at Cal Poly Through Intergroup Dialogues
W. David Conn, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, and Alice Zanmiller

International Exchanges


Learning from Germany
Kirsten Harrison