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    Urban Sprawl Problems

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    The Problems With Urban Sprawl Urban sprawl, the uncontrolled expansion of urban areas, has slowed down by nine percent since the 1990’s (Borenstein). Urban sprawl was steadily increasing starting in 1920 due to new street construction and it peaked in 1994. Despite the belief that urban sprawl is the result of a healthy economic and social process, urban sprawl needs to be restricted and eventually stopped. Urban sprawl is rapidly expanding, destroying wildlife, and causing a rise in pollution and disease. Urban sprawl is still expanding. Although sprawl has slowed down by 9% since its peak in the 1990’s urban sprawl is still expanding everywhere, and especially close to home. Sprawl is evident in Farmington, the city’s population of 12,000…

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    Effects Of Urban Sprawl

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    Palen (2015) describes sprawl as the process that has contributed to the dependency of the automobile, the creation of low-density housing arrangements, and the segregated placement of commercial buildings in suburban communities. On the onset, sprawl may appear to be an ingenious product created from the expansion of urban cities; however, there are certain consequences that arise from sprawl that indicate that it is actually quite detrimental to many aspects of everyday living. The result of…

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    What Is Urban Sprawl?

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    Urban sprawl caused the increase of physical and environmental footprints of many cities all over the world, some of them having a significant increase in a very short time. This, however, leads to the decrease and destruction of natural wildlife habitats and farmland. The trend of urban sprawl first started in the US after the end of world war II. The increase in manufacturing output and new federal programs in America had made it possible for many people to buy new houses and cars. The…

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    Abstract Urban Sprawl is an issue that a lot of cities are facing in different terms which causing other planning issues in cities; such as, traffic, lack schools, shortness in public and health services, and more. The case that will be discussed in this paper is Tucson City located in Arizona state. The Sonoran Desert is preventing Tucson from sprawling, and historically Tucson used to have urban growth boundaries that was abandoned before the 80s, later City of Tucson decided to control urban…

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    Urban Sprawl Summary

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    Summary: Open Space and Urban Sprawl Salman Khan 59574103 Introduction Rapid urbanization triggers the introduction of policies designed to preserve open spaces in an area. However the same policies designed for this purpose may actually contribute to expansion of the urban fringe and “leapfrog development”. The major conflict unveiled by the results is the controversy over preserving open space within private lots or at the urban fringe (accessible to public) problems associated with…

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    Essay On Urban Sprawl

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    Some people say that there is a difference between urban and suburban sprawl. Mrs. Lowry states that urban and suburban sprawl is the same thing as urban sprawl is people leaving the cities for housing options that allow them to spread out more but still close enough to the city to work. This is exactly was suburban sprawl is. However, suburban areas encourage more commuting as it takes longer to get from place to place, which increases gas emissions, and using farmlands as land for new housing…

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    In many parts of the world people are facing the effects of overpopulation and the process called urban sprawl appearing more often (Randolph). This urban sprawl is a direct result of overpopulating a region with an inadequate room for growth (Randolph). It involves stretching the urban boundaries further and further, thus consuming precious farm land and many other types of land use (Randolph). This realization of a population and space crisis is what has driven only a few cities in the United…

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    The environmental risk that me and my group chose to address is urban sprawl.Urban sprawl is the uncontrolled expansion of urban areas which is bad.The solution that we came up with is to add more public places for the community. From the article, “the problem of urban sprawl,” “sprawl has fundamentally reshaped our urban landscape and continues to have an outsized effect on life in America.”This quote means that the urban areas are pretty much taking up the country.Another example is, “Older…

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    Urban sprawl is an inattentive issue that continues to harm the future of the world, unless the problem is addressed. The concept of urban sprawl is the “uncontrolled spread of urban development into neighboring regions” (“Urban Sprawl”). Across the globe, there has been urban sprawl in major cities, without consideration of future consequences. As society focal point is on celebrities and fashion, the focus on the destruction of the environment is not being acknowledged. The sprawl leaves…

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    Urban Sprawl Summary

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    Mary DeSena wrote an article on how the design of smart growth can solve the problems related to urban sprawl (DeSena, 1999). The article, “‘Smart Growth’ Designed to Solve Urban Sprawl-related Problems”, discussed what costs are associated with sprawl to cities, policies that contain sprawl, and the success of Portland’s smart growth management policies. Sprawl has caught the attention of charities, grant makers, and even foundations to combat the sprawl problem (DeSena, 1999). They believe…

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