The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles

The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles by William Fulton epub pdf fb2

Title: The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles
Author: William Fulton
ISBN10: 0801865069
ISBN13: 978-0801865060
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (August 9, 2001)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size PDF: 1780 kb
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Pages: 424 pages
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The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles by William Fulton


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In twelve engaging essays, William Fulton chronicles the history of urban planning in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, tracing the legacy of short-sighted political and financial gains that has resulted in a vast urban region on the brink of disaster. Looking at such diverse topics as shady real estate speculations, the construction of the Los Angeles subway, the battle over the future of South Central L.A. after the 1992 riots, and the emergence of Las Vegas as "the new Los Angeles," Fulton offers a fresh perspective on the city's epic sprawl. The only way to reverse the historical trends that have made Los Angeles increasingly unliveable, Fulton concludes, is to confront the prevailing "cocoon citizenship," the mind-set that prevents the city's inhabitants and leaders from recognizing Los Angeles's patchwork of communities as a single metropolis.