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Flashcards in Los Angeles Deck (13):
1

How did transport make LA so popular?

Transcontinental railway was used by 400,000 people in 40 years

2

How did employment make LA so popular?

Discovery of oil and the opening of many car manufacturers

3

How did the image of LA make it so popular?

Hollywood and theme parks

4

How did affluence make LA so popular?

Improved climate (people moved away from cold NYC) and had romanticised perceptions in the 60's (California dreaming)

5

By what year was LA the fastest growing city?

1970

6

By 2000, how many people lived in the metro district of LA?

14 million

7

How has water been put under strain in LA?

Water is piped from 350km away and up to 50% of the water has been evaporated before its used

8

How has waste caused a strain in LA?

50,000 tonnes per day, has attempted to reduce by refunding 25cents if customer brings cup back

9

How has energy put a strain on LA?

Specially air conditioning - in 2010 blackouts were caused due to temperatures exceeding 45 degrees

10

How has urban smog become problematic for LA?

10 million car owners create smog which sits on the urban basin and traps pollution above LA, health risk

11

How is social segregation problematic for LA?

The affluent move to the suburbs leaving the poor behind

12

What is problematic about LA becoming a donut city?

Those in the city live in every-growing poverty

13

What is the population of LA?

3.8 million