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)

Full Issue

Front Matter


A Note from the Editor
Vicente del Rio


Eulogy for W. David Conn
William Siembieda

Peer Reviewed Contributions




The Rio Games Legacy in Mobility: Challenges Beyond Infrastructure
Simone C.R. Silva, Carlos E.G. Maiolino, and Jacqueline A. Torres

Faculty and Student Work


Shaping a Vision for Old Town Newark
Hemalata C. Dandekar, David Christie, and Gabriel Ward


Urban Design Visions for Riverside, Paso Robles
Vicente del Rio and Hemalata C. Dandekar



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

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