APES: Unit 4: Chapter 22

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Urbanization

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Urban Growth

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How do urban areas grow

Immigration, natural births

Why do people move to cities

Pulled: looking for jobs, food, housing, education, better health care, entertainment, freedom from conflicts,
Pushed to: poverty, lack of land, few ag jobs, famine, and war

Where are people moving

South and West

4 Trends in Urbanization

1- populations of urban areas area increasing, 2- more and bigger urban areas, 3- Slower growth in developed countries, 4- more poverty

How is Urban Sprawl Hurting Our Natural Capital

Loss or crop-lands, Fragmented wildlife, Increase of run off and pollution, increase air pollution and global warming, increase in unemployment

BoWash

Mega city between Boston and Washington

Advantages to urbanization

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Disadvantages to urbanization

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Slums

several people living in a single room

Squatter settlements

shacks

decibels

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Compact Cities

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Diverse cities

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Alternate modes of Transport

Bikes, Rail, Bus, rapid Rail,

Land Use Planning

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Zoning

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Smart Growth

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Cluster development

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Old villageism/New urbanism

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Ecocity

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Urban Farming

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