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Chapter 20: Sustainable Energy
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20.1 Conservation There are many ways to save energy Green buildings can cut energy costs by half Transportation could be far more efficient Cogeneration produces both electricity and heat
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Urban Sprawl Steamboat suburbs, 1830’s Railroad suburbs by 1850’s “Commuter, “ 1865 Planned suburbs, late 1800’s Streetcars and Interurban railroads
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Wisconsin Interurban Railroads
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Midwest Interurban Railroads
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Interurban Rail, Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Streetcar Lines
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Los Angeles doesn’t sprawl because it has freeways -- Los Angeles built freeways because it sprawls
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The Downside of Light Rail Lines were very unprofitable Owners invested in real estate Ironically, light rail created urban sprawl Sometimes built amusement parks at the end of the line Lines frequently serviced owners’ developments and bypassed others
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End of the Urban Rail Era A Cartel of Oil, Rubber and Auto Companies Bought up and dismantled
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