15 Sun Belt Cities - Spindletop, Texas (after 1901) Coal...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
3/14/11 Sun Belt Cities Meanwhile . . .
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
3/14/11 Kevin Phillips The Emerging Republican Majority ( 1969) Linking the South and the Southwest Urban (and suburban) prosperity – the rural south not involved
Background image of page 2
3/14/11 Sun Belt cities grew at height of anti-urban culture and planning: sprawl Houston Mayor, 1975 "This is the new Detroit, the new New York. This is where the action is." Shifting population: fastest growing metro areas 1970s Fort Myers, Ocala, Las Vegas, Sarasota, Ft. Collins, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Olympia, College Station, Reno 1950: 9/10 largest cities are in Frostbelt (LA) 1980: 6/10 in Sun Belt (LA, Houston, Dallas, San Diego, San Antonio, Phoenix)
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
3/14/11
Background image of page 4
3/14/11 Why Growth in the Sun Belt? Recreation and Retirement Tourism, air conditioning Social Security, pensions 1969: The first phase of Walt Disney World under construction at Orlando 1971: Walt Disney World Resort officially opened
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
3/14/11 Industrial Development Oil – TX, OK, CO Oil embargo, 1973 (world pricing of oil)
Background image of page 6
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 8
Background image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Spindletop, Texas (after 1901) Coal economy v. Oil economy Steel v. Plastics Cheap land and labor 12/15 states have right-to-work laws 3/14/11 Government Policy Military Spending South and West – 78% military payrolls (56% of defense contracts) Tax Code – Investment Tax Credit (1962) Dollar for dollar credit for new investment 1962-1981: $90 billion in credits Highways and decentralization Highway dollars have left concentrated areas 3/14/11 Consequences Political Power : Electoral College shift Social Costs: Land use problems, Traffic, Air Pollution Los Angeles Sprawl – 60 miles by 90 miles Traffic 1997 – LA residents average 82 hours/year in traffic jams Air Pollution - Ozone 1991-1995 – LA averaged 150 days of unhealthful air (NYC – under 10) 3/14/11 Sun Belt Poster Child: Las Vegas 2000 – fastest growing metro area 6,000 new people/month Henderson, NV 1990 – 69,000 2000 – 200,000...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course HIST 616 taught by Professor Davidstradling during the Winter '11 term at University of Cincinnati.

Page1 / 9

15 Sun Belt Cities - Spindletop, Texas (after 1901) Coal...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 9. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online