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
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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- Spring '08
- Demography, Urban area, urban areas, urban growth