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This PowerPoint is the culmination of 4 months’ hard work and was presented to the Gettysburg College Environmental Studies Department. The project analyzed the commuting trends of suburbanites ...

This PowerPoint is the culmination of 4 months’ hard work and was presented to the Gettysburg College Environmental Studies Department. The project analyzed the commuting trends of suburbanites versus city citizens.

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    Edge Cities: The Rise of the Suburban Commuter Edge Cities: The Rise of the Suburban Commuter Presentation Transcript

    • Edge Cities: The Rise of the Suburban Commuter
      Sarah Peters
      Andrew Weinstein
      Penny Zuckerman
      ES 400 Senior Seminar
    • Introduction
      1991 – Edge City published
      Edge cities
      City decentralization and urban sprawl
      Photo Courtesy: www.bookbyte.com
    • Hypotheses
      Edge city populations increasing
      Public transportation use decreasing
      Human health and ecological impacts
    • Methods
      Expand on Garreau’s work
      2000 US Census data
      Center cities vs. center cities
      Center cities vs. edge cities
    • Methods
      Number of vehicles per house
      Means of commuting
      Travel time by means of commuting
    • Seattle
      Boston
      Detroit
      New York City
      Salt Lake City
      Philadelphia
      San Francisco
      Baltimore
      Washington, DC
      Los Angeles
      Phoenix
      Houston
      Map Courtesy: http://www.netstate.com/states/index.html
    • Vehicles Per House – Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
    • Vehicles Per House – Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
    • Discussion
      Our hypotheses supported
      Age and history matter
      Longer commute = greater percent use public transportation
      Center cities = fewer cars, less driving, more public transport use, and more walking
    • Conclusions
      Garreau’s observed trends continuing
      Ecological and social impacts
      Concentration
    • Future Studies
      Metropolitan areas
      Smart growth effective?
      2010 Census?
    • Bibliography
      Banham, Reyner. Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies. Oakland: University of California Press, 2001.
      Garreau, Joel. Edge City – Life on the New Frontier. Knopf Doubleday Publishing, 1991.
      Owen, David. Green Metropolis. New York: Riverhead Books, 2009.
      University of Minnesota. National Historical Geographic System. 2000. Web.
      U.S. Census Bureau. Data Access Tools. Web.