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The next hundred million

  1. 1. The Next Hundred Million Author: Joel Kotkin By: Sonya Sheets
  2. 2. Chapter 1 • New stressors on the environment result in building more schools, homes, Corp Buildings, etc. • Which brings us to our current economic problem, what do we build with when we are hitting rock bottom in the economy? • The US Has been known to have it’s competitors in the past, but nothing like how is now. (economically) Japan, & China have shown gradual booming economies nudging at The US’s Doors to let them in. • Our live will continue to change says Kotkin. For our ways of life are foreseen in 2050. Suburbia will remain the most affluent part of American society.
  3. 3. Chapter 2 • “ Los Angeles evolved as the archetype for this new kind of city.” • This city has been known as a “unorthodox” version of city settlement. When this city only had a few thousand occupants, it is now the ultimate model of society's cities. • Being the “LA after LA” Says a great deal considering how LA was seen in the past decade: Dirty, crowded, and unsafe. • The Rise of a Luxury City explains how the coming decades shows how a city can be given a brand new life apart from it’s assumed reputation. • LA will be the know definition of the year 2050.
  4. 4. Chapter 3 • LA was known for it’s desert terrain until a recent family ( Newhall) planned shopping malls, suburbs, etc. to curb the chalky flat outlook of Southern California. • Despite the vain cries of Victor Gruen, warning that suburbs are a vulgar outlook on life of normalcy; Newhall new their goal to be praiseworthy • It has been thought that in the 20th century, Suburbanites have been alienated by Hollywood's quaint look on the middleclass lifestyle. • “Sprawl” undermines the “public realms”
  5. 5. Chapter 4 • In “ The Resurgent Heartland” Nebraska, it has been thought of a sparsely populated area. Before we know it, It could be a potential city within the few years in between now and 2050. • 1960’s Growth of 4500, to 5000 is prominent over the coming decade. • “Return of the Immigrants” explains how the heartland has been to no subject of change to the wide cultural demograph of most immigrants until the 1990’s. It is now in full speed to be the most unexpected immigrant hot spots.
  6. 6. Chapter 5 • East Texas of Beaumont was predominately black, however were run by whites. Oil was discovered here were in Spindletop and cultivated the Oil business for America. • “An Everyone Market” Shows that a business in pig slaughter from Corona California has grown to a business with 300$ Million dollars in Sales. The cause if this business's success is because of constant immigrants demanding the fresh meat.
  7. 7. Chapter 6 • Our lives are better known as a community, not a physical location of where we live • Absence of families is a newer concept in city and town communities, and is rarely sought after. • “Family and community is better known to be central forces rather than separate enemies.” That is how a community grows. • “The rise of Family- Friendly cities” has proven how crime and poverty can be knocked down by this background on certain places of choas.
  8. 8. Chapter 7 • “The United States is a country Founded on Optimism” and we are known to have a confidence in our choices and our paths of our lives. • So where does this Optimism become a mere fantasy? A complete Hallucination? • There is a alternative to spin our points of view to put this culture on the realistic right track. • Realism is the key to our sucess.