Publication Year

1970

Keywords

Los Angeles, government services, urbanization, local government, population growth, city council

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Urban Studies | Urban Studies and Planning

Abstract

The metropolitan situation is aptly described in one word, "growth." This rapid growth has created a wide range of intensive problems. Fantastic needs are being felt in the areas of land use, transportation, and the social and physical environment. Meanwhile, an increasing number of Americans are crowding into the cities, all with their own expectations and demands. This combination of factors requires an examination of metropolitan areas.

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