URBAN SPRAWL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knR2SgIg7jg. CORE CONTENT.
Just beyond a city’s suburbs
a big city (downtown)
Urban fringe mainly homes – 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.
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.Problems with urban growth