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 is 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 13, Issue 1 (2016)

Full Issue

Front Matter


Editor's Overview
Vicente del Rio

Peer Reviewed Contributions



Faculty and Student Work


Form-based codes: An overview of the literature
Evan Evangelopoulos and Cornelius Nuworsoo


A wellness district for the city of Ventura
Vicente del Rio and Amir Hajrasouliha


Transportation policy for campus climate action planning: Process and policy implications
Curran K. Lord-Farmer, William W. Riggs, and Adrienne Greve

International Exchanges


Highlights of the CRP summer 2016 field trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Hemalata C. Dandekar, Vicente del Rio, Alex Chapman, Audrey Ogden, Kara Tobin, Melissa Smith, and Tara Ash-Reynolds


Back Matter


Managing Editor
Vicente del Rio
Peer-Review Section Editor
Amir Hajrasouliha

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