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The Impact of Urban Growth Boundaries on Future Urbanization

Christine Ryan, John Wilson, William Fulton
The economic development and land use policies pursued in Southern California throughout most of the twentieth century encouraged rapid population growth and urbanization of land. The five counties of Southern California – Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura – currently support 16 million people, a seven-fold increase since 1900. The growth shows no signs of waning, with the five counties adding 2 million people during the 1990s.