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Unformatted text preview: R. Madison Haynie PUP 200 Dr. Joochul Kim 10/25/06 Sprawling Can Hurt In the film, Chinatown, directed by Polanski, there are major planning issues dealing with the growth of the city, especially in the suburban areas. This growth accounts for problems such as, water usage, encroachment upon the environment, loss of prime farmland, air pollution, and growth per acreage. Two specific complications to look at are use of private transportation and loss of farmland. Both issues are caused by a problem called urban sprawl. In the past half-century, government policies on taxation, transportation, and housing—nurtured by society’s embrace of laissez faire development—subsidized virtually unlimited low density development (Marcionis- Parrillo, 109). These incentives have made it easy for people to obtain the American dream of owning a house in modern day American suburbia. Massive road projects and planning based upon use of private vehicles for transportation have caused populations to...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course PUP 200 taught by Professor Yang during the Fall '06 term at ASU.
- Fall '06