The Affects of Urban Development
On the Quantity and Quality of Natural Resources
Environmental and Ecconomic patterns associated with land use in Southern California
Industrial Growth vs. Real Estate
The commercial transformation that has brought changes in land uses has caused frequent economic conflict. People interested in real estate are at conflict with those who promote industrial interests, because their two goals may be incompatible. For instance, industrial growth can cause air pollution which negatively affects real estate values due to peoples' health concerns.
Importance of the historic context affecting land and river use choices in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Agricultural Hub: L.A.
Los Angeles offers a prime agricultural location given its climate. However, this idea is battling with massive urban development. Much of the land that used to be dedicated to agricultural use, is now converted into land used for housing and commercial development to fuel the population boom.