Flashcards in Understanding Cities Deck (33):
The healthiest cities are
ALL OF THE ABOVE
Workers in London came across a
Roman roof tile 50 AD
Hoards of people moved to cities in the 18th century as a result of
The industrial revolution
London's initial construction of underground mass transit began in this year ..
What other 2 cities followed suit to London ?
New York and Paris
Who is generally credited with the invention of the light bulb in 1879?
(Also Evans & Woodward Canadian guys)
There is enough electrical cable in London to do this , if it were strung out end to end
Wrap around the world ??**** ask
How does the advent of electricity change life and the character of cities?
Night life, night shifts, transportation, can't see stars, sleep patterns
Who were the first people to move water in a systematic way?
What did they (Romans) use to move water?
Gravity, pushed water along aquaducts
How much water did they (Romans) move?
85,000,000 gallons per day
When did the Romans begin moving water?
What age are the two main aquaducts in New York?
What problem does the age of the New York aquaducts pose?how does New York plan to deal with it ?
What significant sewage technology developed in the mid 19th century?
What is significant about the year 1858 and london's House of Commons?
Terrible stench, workers had to leave , quit their jobs
In digesting nutrients out of sewage our ally is..... What is given off in this process?
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
Cities are often developed in one of two ways. Name and describe these two .
Natural organic- medieval city
What are 3 facts you can recall about the city teotihuacan ?
First huge urban development
Centre of universe where time began
What must a city do in order to avoid flaring up and dying?
Respond to its population's needs, adaptation
What will some important concerns be that cities of the future will have to address in order to remain healthy?
Disease virus infection
In the 14th century, approximately what percentage of Western Europe was killed off by the plague?
What were two technological developments which allowed for skyscrapers to be built?
Stronger lighter steel beams
Tell about the Woolworth building in New York. Size and age?
1913, 58 stories high
What two "post skyscraper" events, which slow and stop large urban building projects in the 1930s and 1940s?
World war 2
What is the world war 2 trend in city development? How are residential areas designed differently? Which president had a say in this?
In moving traffic around a city, what means of transportation is oftentimes largely not considered? Why do you think this is?
How are industry, economy, and city health related in this part of the film?
How have computers changed the way traffic flows?
Traffic light control monitors
Re route around accidents
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
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