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 12, Issue 1 (2015)

Full Issue

Front Matter


Editor's Overview
Vicente del Rio

Peer Reviewed Contributions




Walls as a Reflection of Society and Culture
Daniel Levi and Vicente del Rio

Faculty and Student Work


Redesigning a Street Corridor in San Clemente, CA: South El Camino Real Urban Design Concept Plan
Vicente del Rio, Paul Donegan, Curran K. Lord-Farmer, Jana E. Schwartz, and Sara Steinberger


Back Matter