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4 Urban Sprawl in North America Where will It End?

5 Essential Question How does urban sprawl affect people and the planet? Urban Core Urban Fringe Rural Fringe

6 Key Terms Suburb: an area of housing built at the edge of a city. Suburb: an area of housing built at the edge of a city. What are Denver’s suburbs?What are Denver’s suburbs? Metropolitan Area: a major city and it’s suburbs. Metropolitan Area: a major city and it’s suburbs. 8 out of 10 North Americans live in a metro area.8 out of 10 North Americans live in a metro area.

7 Urban sprawl: the rapid and often poorly planned spread of cities and suburbs. Urban sprawl: the rapid and often poorly planned spread of cities and suburbs.

8 What innovations allow for urban growth?

9 Stages of Urban Growth Urban Core: Downtown Oldest part “walking city”

10 Urban Fringe: the ring of small towns and suburbs around a city. Commuters Leads to urban core decay.

11 Rural Fringe: the small towns, farms and open spaces just beyond the suburbs. Eaten up by urban sprawl

12 Urban Growth Positives Creates Needed Homes Creates Needed Homes Cheaper new housesCheaper new houses Economic boostEconomic boost New Jobs, Purchases, and Taxes New Jobs, Purchases, and Taxes

13 Urban Growth Negatives Damages the Environment Habitat loss for plants and animals Air pollution and traffic jams

14 Coyotes spotted in Littleton

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16 Farmland loss Farmland loss Only about a tenth of Earth’s land is suitable for farming.Only about a tenth of Earth’s land is suitable for farming.

17 Smart Growth Strategies Infill: filling in empty or run down parts of a city with new development. Infill: filling in empty or run down parts of a city with new development.

18 Mixed-use Development: combines housing and businesses in one area. Mixed-use Development: combines housing and businesses in one area. Encourages people to live, work, and shop in one neighborhood.Encourages people to live, work, and shop in one neighborhood.

19 Urban Growth Boundaries: a legal border separating urban and rural land. Urban Growth Boundaries: a legal border separating urban and rural land.

20 Assignment: Urban Sprawl in Your Area ELT: Analyze arrangements of settlements. Let’s consider urban sprawl in metro Denver, possible problems, and possible smart growth solutions.

21 Works Cited "A pair of coyotes roam through a housing subdivision in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo.." Urban coyote attacks on rise, alarming residents. Web. 20 Sep 2010.. "Coyote in a Chicago Quiznos." Web. 6 Jul 2010.. Hart, Diane. Geography Alive Regions and People. Palo Alto, CA: Teacher's Curriculum Institute, 2006. 79-91. Print. "Mixed Use Street in Quebec City." Ped Shed. Web. 18 Jul 2010.. "Urban Sprawl Cartoon." Royal City Rag. Web. 26 Jun 2010.. "Urban Sprawl." Web. 26 Jun 2010..


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