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  • LA - Megacity
    • Second largest city in the USA
    • Railway (1876)
      • Stimulated rapid growth
      • Half a million people arrive in 40 years
    • Development of film industry - Hollywood (1920s - 1930s)
    • Suburban sprawl
      • Electric tramways (1920s and 1930s) and motorways
        • More people could live further from work and commute
      • Push factors
        • Crowded housing
        • Congestion
        • Poor schools and services
        • Pollution
        • Declining jobs
        • High land rents
        • Fears for safety
      • Pull factors
        • Cheaper land
        • Safer neighbourhoods
        • More open spaces
        • Better schools and services
        • Large shopping centres
        • Accessible

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