Why sprawl

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Why sprawl

  1. 1.  Cheaper residents Alternative to redevelopment Away from busy city life No traffic jams Closer to nature
  2. 2.  Removal of forests Growth in to wildlife inhabitations Increase in pollution Decrease in soil quality Addition of wastes in the water bodies High dependencies on transport Isolation from business area
  3. 3.  Loss of open space Loss of contiguous habitats Increase in lower quality habitats, decreased habitat structure Contaminants in ecosystem Changes in watershed patterns Decreased air quality impacts on plant growth and function
  4. 4.  Increased:• Connectedness › a) Interconnected street grid reduces traffic › b) Promotes walking, biking, etc.• Sustainability• Walking distance to amenities › -Pedestrian friendly › -no necessity further than a 10-15 min walk (including work and school)• Social interaction• Diversity
  5. 5. You can help us spread this awareness through our blog:www.nieurbansprawl.blogspot.com

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