SSSdave wrote: My birthplace Los Angeles, is the vast urban armpit of the planet.
The planet? Oh how the residents of Mexico City, Delhi, Karachi, Shanghai, and Seoul would beg to differ. Each exceeds the population of metro LA by around ten million people, with far worse air pollution and traffic. Then there's Tokyo-Yokohama. Imagine the entire population of California crammed into Los Angeles-Long Beach. That's Tokyo.