The Next Hundred Million
Author: Joel Kotkin
By: Sonya Sheets
• 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
• 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.
• “ Los Angeles evolved as the archetype for this new kind
• 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,
• 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.
• 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
have been alienated by Hollywood's quaint look on the
• “Sprawl” undermines the “public realms”
• 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.
• 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
• 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
• “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.
• “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
• 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.