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City Notes
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City Notes

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