Re: Irvine as America's Brasilia?

Dave Long (
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:55:17 -0800

> city of Irvine and U.C.-Irvine are the closest thing the United
> States has to Brasilia, having been constructed on empty ranchland in
> the mid-sixties, according to a master plan.

1. To first order, what are the differences between running people
and running livestock on your ranchland? (cf. Orwell)

2. I used to call Reston, VA, "Irvine with trees", but I believe
Reston predates Irvine, and may have inspired the original master
plan. Can anyone confirm or deny this?


Rohit, at least the city of Irvine is older than you are...