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Los Angeles: City of the Automobile / Connecting Cities: Telecommunications and the Built Environment

Synopsis
Support video for course AT308 in 2 parts: 1) Los Angeles: City of the Automobile: discusses how cars have affected the structure of cities and the character of urban life, allowing the population to spread out over a wide are and to live at low densities. Los Angeles was the first city to experience the problems of urban sprawl and pollution, and in an extreme form. Asks how this is dealt with and how new technologies are involved; 2) Connecting Cities: Telecommunications and the Built Environment: telecommunications can extend the workplace but it is not known what larger changes to cities might follow in the wake of the new technologies - the telegraph and telephone supported, but did not cause, the decentralisation of industry, the concentration of financial services and the spread of the suburbs.
Series
Cities and Technology: From Babylon to Singapore, Course At308
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 62 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale; 2001 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
cars; environmental issues; Los Angeles; pollution; suburbs; urban development; USA

Credits

Producer
Amanda Willett

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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