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Land Management and Planning
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Describe uses for public land other than for state and federal parks.
Public uses for mass transportation such as roads, subways, bus stations and airports and private uses for public lands such as grazing, logging and mining.
Describe how zoning laws can protect and benefit homeowners.
Zoning laws generally restrict development in an area to similar types of structures or developments that will be put to similar uses. Businesses like factories and animal stockyards can be sources pollution that are highly undesirable and potentially harmful in a residential neighborhood. Zoning laws would prevent such businesses from being established next to an existing residential neighborhood and harming the residents.
Which of the following is an example of government land management?
the Clean Air Act
London's "killer fog" was ultimately the result of _______.
Explain what was ultimately responsible for London's "killer fog" in 1952.
After World War II the only coal available to burn residentially, either for cooking or warmth, was of poor quality and contained large amounts of contaminants that made its fumes toxic. So when millions of homes in London burned this low quality coal and the local atmosphere over and around London stagnated, there was nowhere for the fumes to go. This stagnation allowed the toxic coal fumes to build up until they became physically harmful to humans and animals.
Which of the following is not a residential use of private land.
Zoning laws help prevent _______.
new development from negatively impacting established businesses and residents
Explain how private land use can change over time.
Old houses being converted into businesses, farmland being developed for residential and non-agricultural commercial purposes or factories and industrial sites being closed and redeveloped.
The greatest concentration of public land is in _______.
Which of the following are not allowed on public land?
none of the above
The vast majority of land management methods implemented by corporations are voluntary.
Which of the following is not true concerning the usage of public land.
Unprotected lands exist inside federal parks.
How can zoning laws be beneficial to a city's residents?
They can prevent new development that would harm established residents.
What approximate percentage of land is used for housing worldwide?
Zoning laws incite debates about the rights of individual residents versus the rights of businesses and governments.
Air pollution cannot be directly fatal to humans.
Which of the following would be more likely to utilize capitalism-based land management methods?
Which of the following best describes what led to London's "killer fog" in 1952?
Millions of coal fires and stagnant air caused toxic fumes to build up in the air.
Zoning laws establish _______.
the uses an area of land can be put to
Private land is generally used for _______.
all of the above
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