The Urban Sprawl Of Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is built on the vast and flat landscape; it was their opportunity to grow fast as a metropolitan. With this environment, the constant influx of population was enough to generate a significant community even outside of downtown. The urban sprawl started on its endless horizontal ground. However, soon they confronted the limit of the carrying capacity. L.A couldn’t handle its urban sprawl; it needed a solution to keep growing. Los Angeles couldn’t deal with the increasing housing demand and lacking of public space. Compared to other metropolitan, such as New York, Los Angeles showed the dramatic comparison in population density. “The urbanized area of Los Angeles was the densest in the country in 1990, more so than even New York City. The 2000 figure for the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Urbanized area is 7,068 people per square mile, compared to 5,309 for the New York, New jersey-Connecticut urbanized area.”(Grey 90) In detail, 90 districts of L.A have more than 10,000 people per square mile. Especially Koreatown has the biggest number which is “42,000 square per mile” (LA times Sewell 2016). After decades, when it confronted its housing problem due to unaffordability, people finally realized there is no suburban area for them to move or build new housings in Los Angeles. They reached their limit of growing. “Unnerving lesson in man’s infinite capacity to mess up his environment.”(Grey 238) The population kept larger, the price of housing also increased. “Los
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