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 14, Issue 1 (2018)
A Planner's Perspective: Mindful Leadership in Troubled Times
William W. Riggs
Peer Reviewed Contributions
Active Transportation and Perceptions of Safety: A Case Study of a Regional Trail and a Transit Corridor in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ivis Garcia Zambrana and Shabnam Khan
Urban Economics by Design: Thinking from Down Under
Kobus Mentz and Susannah Goble
The Rio Games Legacy in Mobility: Challenges Beyond Infrastructure
Simone C.R. Silva, Carlos E.G. Maiolino, and Jacqueline A. Torres