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    • • Increased cost of living• Increased resource use and energy consumption
    • Water Pollution• Agriculture land use and fertilizers• Excessive wastesAir Pollution• Heavy reliance on automobiles• Factories and over consumption of energyPoint and Non Point Source Pollution• Point Source- A single, identifiable, localized source of pollution• Non-point Source- Pollution resulting from run off from lawns, crop fields, and streets
    • • Heat related illnesses• Respiratory symptoms, lung illnesses, asthma, and other illnesses related to air quality• Elderly and young very susceptible• Change in weather which affects climate
    • SolutionsSmart Growth Sustainable Education and• More environmentally Cities Community sustainable society Action • Allows walking, biking,• Requires less and mass transit dependence on cars • People educated • Recycles and reuses about negative• Controls sprawl and resource use • Grows its own food impacts of sprawl are more likely to take action to prevent unsustainable development
    • Sources• http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/articles/urban_sprawl_and_public_he alth_phr.pdf• http://www.ehow.com/info_8136057_solutions-solving-urban- sprawl.html• http://geography.howstuffworks.com/terms-and-associations/urban- sprawl2.htm• Environmental Science book