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The healthiest cities are

ALL OF THE ABOVE

1

Workers in London came across a

Roman roof tile 50 AD

2

Hoards of people moved to cities in the 18th century as a result of

The industrial revolution

3

London's initial construction of underground mass transit began in this year ..

1858

4

What other 2 cities followed suit to London ?

New York and Paris

5

Who is generally credited with the invention of the light bulb in 1879?

Thomas Edison
(Also Evans & Woodward Canadian guys)

6

There is enough electrical cable in London to do this , if it were strung out end to end

Wrap around the world ??**** ask

7

How does the advent of electricity change life and the character of cities?

Night life, night shifts, transportation, can't see stars, sleep patterns

8

Who were the first people to move water in a systematic way?

Romans

9

What did they (Romans) use to move water?

Gravity, pushed water along aquaducts

10

How much water did they (Romans) move?

85,000,000 gallons per day

11

When did the Romans begin moving water?

ASK*********

12

What age are the two main aquaducts in New York?

1885, 1928

13

What problem does the age of the New York aquaducts pose?how does New York plan to deal with it ?

ASKKKKK*******

14

What significant sewage technology developed in the mid 19th century?

Flushing toilets

15

What is significant about the year 1858 and london's House of Commons?

Terrible stench, workers had to leave , quit their jobs

16

In digesting nutrients out of sewage our ally is..... What is given off in this process?

Bacteria..... Methane

17

How many employees are needed to deal with London's sewage from 2.5 million people? How many flushes per second are there here?

10,000 ????**** ASK

18

Cities are often developed in one of two ways. Name and describe these two .

Natural organic- medieval city
Planned

19

What are 3 facts you can recall about the city teotihuacan ?

Planned metropolis
First huge urban development
Orthogonal
Centre of universe where time began

20

What must a city do in order to avoid flaring up and dying?

Respond to its population's needs, adaptation

21

What will some important concerns be that cities of the future will have to address in order to remain healthy?

Clean water
Overpopulation
Food supply
Disease virus infection
Transportation
Pollution
Technology

22

In the 14th century, approximately what percentage of Western Europe was killed off by the plague?

50%

23

What were two technological developments which allowed for skyscrapers to be built?

Stronger lighter steel beams
Elevator

24

Tell about the Woolworth building in New York. Size and age?

1913, 58 stories high

25

What two "post skyscraper" events, which slow and stop large urban building projects in the 1930s and 1940s?

Depression
World war 2

26

What is the world war 2 trend in city development? How are residential areas designed differently? Which president had a say in this?

Interstate program
Eisenhower
Robert Moses

27

In moving traffic around a city, what means of transportation is oftentimes largely not considered? Why do you think this is?

Pedestrians
Bikers
Trains
Verazanno bridge

28

How are industry, economy, and city health related in this part of the film?

Income--success--tax

Industry--fail--no tax

29

How have computers changed the way traffic flows?

Traffic light control monitors
Re route around accidents

30

10 noteworthy things about Portland?

Tore up freeway that ran through the city
Controversy in legislature
Creating of Portland development system
Public parks out of garages
Affordable riverfront properties
Successful known around world
Reinvest money in rapid transit

31

10 noteworthy things about Brasilia?

Capital of Brazil
Lead country into techno future
Modern new era
Built in 5 years
100s of roads built, 40,000 labourers
Shape of jet plane
No neighbourhoods or street names, sectors only

32

What do you think a city needs to be sustainable, viable, and thrive?

Accessible, mass transit, meet everyone's needs