010: Los Angeles


A show about cities should explore concrete examples and case studies in urban growth and development. To that end this we our hosts begin a series of City profiles with Jon’s hometown: Los Angeles.  They discuss the city’s history, present, and future as well as some of the unique attributes of the place and what it’s like to live there.

Listen to this Episode and Learn:

  • The history of LA’s rapid growth

  • Why LA developed the way it did

  • The future of LA’s transport system

Mentioned in the Episode:

US Census: Los Angeles statistics

Los Angeles Metro Usage

Metro Map and Instructions

LA Compared with Other Places

Los Angeles Walkability

LA's High Population Density