WELCOME TO OAKLAND, CA
THIS WEBSITE AIMS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON OAKLAND'S PLANNING HISTORY. IT WILL EXPLORE AND ANALYZE THE DIFFERENT HISTORICAL PERIODS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OAKLAND AS A THRIVING CITY.
THE TABS ON THE LEFT PANEL SERVE TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH THESE HISTORICAL PERIODS
Oakland is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. However, “The Town” is distinct from its neighbor “[The] City” (San Francisco) due to its unique culture and planning history. Since its incorporation in 1852, Oakland has experienced changes in its demographic make-up, population size, economic vitality, neighborhood establishments, social initiatives and more. Currently, it is situated with an economically and ethnically diverse population as well as having a diverse stock of available resources. Therefore, Experts soundly suggest that Oakland is quite prepared to swiftly accommodate future growth and development.
"Oakland ranks as the 5th most desirable destination to visit in 2012...[Oakland] placed between #4 London and #6 Tokyo and is the highest ranked North American city" - New York Times, 2012