URBAN SPRAWL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knR2SgIg7jg. CORE CONTENT.
Just beyond a city’s suburbs
a big city (downtown)
Urban fringe – the ring of small towns and suburbs that surround a big city
Urban sprawl – the rapid often poorly planned spread of development from an urban area outward into rural areas.
8 out of 10 people in US and Canada live in a metropolitan area
In the past – people lived in the urban core – “walking city”
By 1900 –begin to move to outer city limits (rail)
1920- What developed so people could move to the urban fringe?
Cars – people moved to the suburbs as
Well as businesses
New homes needed
Rural land is less expensive
Better place to raise a family
Creates jobs to build houses
New homeowners pay taxes
Destroying plants and animals habitats
Heavy traffic jams
Rising taxes which is needed to pay for roads, schools, etc.