North east to the south west from urban areas back to

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Unformatted text preview: ies from the North & East to the South & West from urban areas back to rural areas major improvements: better work conditions, medical care, & environmental quality since 1920 remaining problems of big cities: inner-city poverty, crime, infra-structural decay road congestion & auto pollution, disappearing open-space Urban Sprawl & Its Characteristics urban sprawl A combination of cheap gasoline, plentiful land, & a network of highways produces dispersed, automobile oriented cities with low population density other characteristics single family housing - high cost of insulation limited (or non-existent) public transportation - residents must drive to work, services, & recreational facilities consequences increased congestion, loss of open-space, pollution, global warming, & nonrenewable resource use Means of Transportation individual transit includes cars, motorcy...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2010 for the course ARE 110 taught by Professor Ebbin,s during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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