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Unformatted text preview: 4. Urban Renewal: downtown redevelopment and public housing projects (1949 Housing Act). 5. Levittown (the mass-produced suburban tract house). 6. Racial segregation and job discrimination in cities and suburbs. 7. Enclosed shopping malls. 8. Sunbelt-style sprawl. 9. Air conditioning. 10. Urban riots of the 1960s. Top 10 Most Likely Influences on the American Metropolis: Next 50 Years 1. Growing disparities of wealth. 2. Suburban political majority. 3. Aging of the baby boomers. 4. Perpetual underclass in central cities and inner-ring suburbs. 5. Smart growth: environmental and planning initiatives to limit sprawl. 6. Internet 7. Deterioration of the first-ring post-1945 suburbs. 8. Shrinking household size. 9. Expanded superhighway system of outer beltways to serve new edge cities. 10. Racial integration as part of the increasing diversity in cities and suburbs....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 4226 taught by Professor Charlesjaret during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Fall '11