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    • The City
      • 1984 - 1992,
      • 210,000 acres of productive farmland, rangeland, & forests were converted into towns
      • What if trend continues all over the world?
      California
    • a place w/ at least 5000 people per square mile.
      • 2% US. is urban, but 80% people live there.
      Urban Area (city)
    • movement of people from rural areas to cities to find jobs.
      • happened rapidly in US. 1880 - 1950.
      Urbanization
    • when more people live in a city than its infrastructure can support
      • infrastructure: stuff built for public use (roads, sewers, schools, powerlines, etc...)
      Urban Crisis
    • Consequences of Urban Crises
      • living conditions deteriorate
      • homeless people
      • suburban sprawl (borders expanding into agricultural or forest land)
      • Determine in advance locations of:
      • homes
      • businesses
      • parks
      • farms
      Land-use planning
      • recreation areas
      • protected land areas for wildlife
      • 1. mass transportation
      • 2. inner-city renovations
      Improvements in cities
      • 3. keep open spaces
      • place to “get away” from city life
      • greenery absorbs CO 2 , ground absorbs excess water (unlike concrete)
      Improvements in cities
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