Presentation on theme: "Grade 12 Global Geography"— Presentation transcript:
1 Grade 12 Global Geography Urban SprawlGrade 12 Global Geography
2 What is Urban SprawlUrban Sprawl is a pattern of land use that is characterized by spread out automobile dependant development outside of more compact city centers.
3 Characteristics Excessive land consumption Low population densities Lack of transportation optionsWide gaps between development and a scattered appearanceLack of choice in housing types and pricesSeparation of uses into distinct areas (not mixed)Repetitive single family home developmentCommercial buildings surrounded by expansive parking
6 The Process Land prices decrease as you move away from the city center Middle class people opt for cheaper homes and a perceived higher standard of living outside of the cityDevelopment jumps the borders of the cityGrowth proceeds sporadically and rapidly until city planners catch up.The car makes it all possible
7 Problems with Urban Sprawl Land use conflictsInefficient land useIncreased energyconsumption andair pollutionIncrease in tax burdenSocial impacts