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
Mega city between Boston and Washington
Advantages to urbanization
Disadvantages to urbanization
several people living in a single room
Alternate modes of Transport
Bikes, Rail, Bus, rapid Rail,
Old villageism/New urbanism
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