Urban Geography - Urban Geography LA interesting urban...

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Urban Geography LA: interesting urban phenomenon and issues High density population Somewhat surrounded by mountains Had north hills (residential=not a good idea) Immigration/diversification Wealth-poverty Ethnic/racial-spatial segregation Transportation Environment/pollution: more concentrated, more polluted Number one cause of pollution: automobiles Ground level ozone: air pollution produced by automobiles exhaust Formations low density air masses during the winter Remember cities: high density clusters of people. Geographers discoveries: significant spatial segregations according to ethnic/racial. Concentrations of ethno-racial distribution Geo-zones: you can change climate if you move around the area Different zones of temp regimes: coast, mountains, dessert, valleys, urban islands Broadcast various temperature Urban heat island: built up of heat in a city cause by excess energy exhausted plus impermeable surface (no vegetation). Difference in temp from downtown to the suburbs
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Precipitation and convection: influenced by urban system Changing the microclimate of the city Natural Hazards: landslide, floods, fires (rush fires, land burning and burning up homes) and earthquakes Tourism: Reasons to go Los Angeles Physical: Weather (long period of dry sunny weather), beaches, hiking of mountains Human: Film/Motion Picture industry (Hollywood), Disneyland (major theme parks along the studios), looking at homes of movie stars LA wouldn’t be LA without tourism Mexico City vs Istanbul: Transportations
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