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  • 1. The City
  • 2.
    • 1984 - 1992,
    • 210,000 acres of productive farmland, rangeland, & forests were converted into towns
    • What if trend continues all over the world?
    California
  • 3. a place w/ at least 5000 people per square mile.
    • 2% US. is urban, but 80% people live there.
    Urban Area (city)
  • 4. movement of people from rural areas to cities to find jobs.
    • happened rapidly in US. 1880 - 1950.
    Urbanization
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Consequences of Urban Crises
    • living conditions deteriorate
    • homeless people
    • suburban sprawl (borders expanding into agricultural or forest land)
  • 7.
    • Determine in advance locations of:
    • homes
    • businesses
    • parks
    • farms
    Land-use planning
    • recreation areas
    • protected land areas for wildlife
  • 8.
    • 1. mass transportation
    • 2. inner-city renovations
    Improvements in cities
  • 9.
    • 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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