November 12, 1969
An editorial reporting on the recent conference on the Rio Salado Plan chaired by Dean James Elmore. About 100 civic and municipal leaders met in Scottsdale and heard new elaborations on the plan. The results of further studies made by succeeding classes of ASU architecture students were presented
Source Credit Arizona Republic Editorial
July 1, 1971
Author Leo Moore gives an enthusiastic description of the Rio Salado dream and he describes how things may be developed in the year 2000. He describes progress made by the Valley Forward Association, who took the lead on moving the Project forward in 1969. In May of 1971, they “turned over $34,000 to MAG (Maricopa Association of Governments) for a study of the feasibility of building the Rio Salado. The study is being done by the California firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall.”
Source Credit Phoenix Magazine, author Leo Moore
November 1, 1984
This article in the Phoenix Magazine provides a well researched history of the Rio Salado Project from its beginnings as a student project in the ASU College of Architecture, through its nurturing by the Valley Forward Association (now the Arizona Forward Association) to the development of a detailed master plan by the Rio Salado Development District in preparation for a county wide ballot issue that would provide for funding.
Source Credit Phoenix Magazine, by Carrie Sears Bell
November 13, 1995
This publication documents a symposium “Rio Salado -Retrospect and Prospect” that was conducted on 13 October 1995.
Source Credit AZ Board of Regents, ASU College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Herberger Center for Design Excellence