From 2005 to 2008 I lived in a suburb of Chicago. Because of the rapid growth of the city there were new streets and roads popping up all of the time. As long as it took for GPS devices to update their maps it would have been even slower and more expensive to be updating physical paper maps all of the time. Another benefit to personal navigation devices is that they can help plan your route. You can search for the shortest route by distance.
This cause led to the boom because since cars were being made in such large numbers the rule of supply and demand came into action. Supply and demand is when the supply of something becomes higher then the demand decreases therefore the prices also drop. In 1908 car prices were about $850 however by 1925 car prices plunged to $265. This method not only created over 500,000 jobs in the automobile industry but it also caused the entire economy to rise. This was because structures such as petrol stations were built to run the cars, taxi drivers appeared, and people could travel further to go to work meaning, again, more jobs were created.
Manchester was not always this way though. In the mid 1700’s, Manchester was much smaller, having a population of only about 18,000, compared to a population of over 300,000 in 1851. Manchester grew tremendously over a hundred years, as it shows in the two maps in Document 1. With the growth of the city, the age of death became much younger. As the city became more crowded with people, and with the increase in factories providing tight works spaces, the illnesses were more easily spread from one to another.
The number of cars sold also had a major increase. In 1919, there were 6.7 million cars on the road, but it was over 27 million cars on the road (almost a car for every household) in 1929. Due to the success of the automobile industry, it help to grow other industries (rubber, steel, etc) and generate the created of the nation highway system, new service facilities and also restaurants and hotels. The automobile industry was the main factor in why the economy of the 1920’s “roared”. The businesses and industries of the 1920s was very essential to the American growth because it ultimately provided the stimulus that was needed for the US economy as a
How far did freedom and hatred both exist in American Society in the 1920s? The intense economic growth in America in the 1920s swept the population into an unfamiliar consumerist society. For the first time, more people were living in cities and so attitudes inevitably changed sometimes for the better but sometimes for the worst. America claimed to be ‘the land of the free’ but this was not always true for everyone. Although the 20s brought new ideas, these ideas might not always have been in the interest of providing a free nation for all and indeed may have caused increase hatred in society.
Before the late 1800’s, there were only rural low populated areas throughout the United States. As time went on and as the country kept growing, there became more demand for living space and supplies. As a result of these factors, along with many more, cities came into existence. Cities became the heartbeat of the United States very quickly. There were many factors that led to the massive swelling of cities.
Puerto Rico was struggling to develop a growing economy, and because of the inexpensive airplanes fares between San Juan and New York City, by 1970 there were about 1.5 million Puerto Ricans in America. The first immigrants settled in the East Harlem, Manhattan, but they spread out rapidly into the other four New York City boroughs. In 1970, 64 percent of Puerto Ricans lived in New York. By 1980 this figure had dropped to 50 percent, and Puerto Rican enclaves had grown in other major cities-particularly Hartford, Connecticut; Philadelphia; Cleveland; Chicago; Los Angeles; and Miami. During the 1970s, Because economic conditions in the United States was getting worse, more Puerto Ricans returned to the island than came to America.
Electric Streetcars As times changed cities became more congested and the old horse railways were not an option for people on the move. The invention of the electric streetcars transformed the walking cities into the streetcar cities (Garcia, p. 610). People swarmed to the electric streetcars and relied on them for daily, quick transportation. While electric streetcars rapidly increased, so did the towns and cities that surrounded and contained them. Streetcars were one of the most successful inventions because they ended horse railways, increased in number quickly, were a widely accepted innovation, and helped with the expansion of towns outward.
Firstly, we must identify the problems with transport in Urban Areas in the 21st Century. The first issue, an obvious one, is the significant increase in ownership of the car, leading to congestion on the roads which were not built for so many cars. The number of cars owned per family has grown from 30% in 1961, to just under 80% in 2012. According to an RAC Foundation Report, the number of cars owned has been increase by approximately 1.5% per annum, for the past 30 years. This has lead to a host of other problems.
Assignment #1: New Urbanism Back in the 1950’s, many cities around the United States had the feel of a community to them where people knew each other, and walking was an essential activity that was used daily to fulfill many needs. However, as time went by, we have shifted our focus of designing communities that are aimed to give us that feeling of being within a community. Nowadays, we build our communities to accommodate the overflow of automobiles and therefore we have dispersed the communities and thus created suburbs that are very unattractive and most importantly inconvenient. The majority of our land use has become a use for building streets and pathways for automobiles. In a sense, this has destroyed the feeling of a community, where a person could basically walk to a nearby shop or park and obtain all the necessities for the daily life.