San Jose

Grand Reductions

10 Diagrams That Changed City Planning

After receiving much acclaim in San Francisco, Grand Reductions: Ten Diagrams That Shaped City Planning is now on exhibit at SPUR San Jose!

Many of the ideas that most influenced the design of cities were first expressed through diagrams. These simple visual statements have become iconic distillations of values, policy agendas and ideologies — touchstones in the visual lexicon of urban planning and design. Grand Reductions investigates the visual culture and iconography of city planning and the impact, for better or worse, of these ideas on the shape of communities in the United States.

The Grand Reductions exhibition and publication was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


Exhibition is free to the public. Related events may have fees.