Metropolises Across America

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Metropolises Across America

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  1. Metropolises                   Across                                       America

    Slide 1 - Metropolises Across America

    • Kirk Linam
  2. The Industrial Revolution

    Slide 3 - The Industrial Revolution

    • I8th and I9th Century
    • Began in Great Britain
    • Rural living exchanged for urban life
    • Steam engine by Thomas Newcomen
  3. The Gilded Age

    Slide 4 - The Gilded Age

    • Late 1800s, Early 1900s
    • Great Economic Growth
    • Immigrants moved to cities.
    • Age of Prosperity
  4. From 1880 to 1920…

    Slide 5 - From 1880 to 1920…

    • New York City grew 336%
    • Los Angeles grew 1044%
  5. Skyscrapers

    Slide 6 - Skyscrapers

    • The signature mark of urban settings
    • First “safe” elevator
    • Made with concrete and glass
    • Steel mesh bars- “bones” of skyscrapers
  6. Slide 8

    • 73%
    • LIVE
    • URBAN
  7. Risk of Danger-

    Slide 9 - Risk of Danger-

    • 20% lower
    • Life Expectancy-
    • 2.2 years longer
  8. Slide 10

    • New York City
    • Largest metropolitan area in the US
    • 19.9
    • million people
    • 71
    • times bigger than Fort Smith
  9. Slide 11

    • Northwest Arkansas
    • One of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US
    • Population has doubled since 1990.
    • Welcomes 24 new residents every day
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    Slide 12 - Brown, Felicity. "Percentage of Global Population Living in Cities, by Continent." The Guardian. 29 Aug. 2009. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. <Percentage of global population living in cities, by continent>."The History of Skyscrapers." Infoplease. Infoplease. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. <http://www.infoplease.com/spot/skyscraperhistory.html>."Industrial Revolution." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 11 Feb. 2015. <http://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution>."List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 19 Feb. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas>."Metropolitan Areas." The Brookings Institution. Web. 20 Feb. 2015. <http://www.brookings.edu/research/topics/metropolitan-areas>."Northwest Arkansas Population Hits 500K on Wednesday." - Blog. Web. 20 Feb. 2015. <http://nwacouncil.org/news/2014/may/22/northwest-arkansas-population-hits-500k-wednesday/>.Walsh, Bryan. "In Town vs. Country, It Turns Out That Cities Are the Safest Places to Live." Time. 23 July 2013. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. <http://science.time.com/2013/07/23/in-town-versus-country-it-turns-out-that-cities- are-the-safest-places-to-live/>.

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