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Megalopolis Continued 1820 – 30: New York population shot up due to Eerie Canal and stock market 1850 – 60: Philadelphia population shot up due to Pennsylvania Railroad 1890s: NY saw even bigger boom in population than in 1820s and 1830s Megalopolis’ Appearance Urban landscape components: o Interaction o Functional complexity o Public services o Accessibility o Intensity of change Landscape impact problems: o Noise, crowing, etc. o Density, sensory overload o Waste disposal, pollution o Expense, congestion o Disruption, instability Landscape impact character: o Excitement, vitality
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Unformatted text preview: o Alternatives, opportunity o Efficiencies, convenience o Independence o Contemporary, innovative Manufacturing Core Resource Advantages: • Mineral fuel deposits • Accessibility resources: harbors, rivers, Great Lakes • Agriculture: soils, topography • Relative locations of coal and metallic ore provide additional benefits (iron ore around Great Lakes and coal around Appalachians) • The Mississippi River: o Used to transport bulky raw materials o Limitation: have to go slow to save energy and expense...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course GEOG 260 taught by Professor Florin during the Spring '11 term at UNC.

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