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Avila Beach: From Funky To Fabulous, Amanda Ross Feb 2016

Avila Beach: From Funky To Fabulous, Amanda Ross

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Among California’s coastal communities, Avila beach may be the one most defined by its history. Amanda Ross discusses the unique planning and redevelopment process there, starting with the cleanup of a decades-long crude oil spill that had contaminated the soil and led to the reconstruction of its beach and the entire historic downtown. This article reflects part of the activities for Professor Paul Wack’s Plan Implementation graduate class in 2015.