cties and societies notes feb 24

cties and societies notes feb 24 - cities and societies...

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cities and societies notes feb 24 sprawl: Many deFnitions: - development in inappropriate places - visual chaos - congestion and trafFc beyond the inner suburbs - new development encroaching on farmland - new development begetting new development sprawl vs suburbs - low residential density - poor mix of homes, jobs and services - limited activity centers, limited options for walking, or biking - satellite images of the area show paved surfaces as tentacles, pushing steadily from the urban core - low density development that outpaces pop growth reasons for success of suburbs - “safe” to raise children - space, schools, perception of low crime rates - value: amount of space/larger home for less- land is most expensive at center of the city; urban land rents decline with distance from center of market - independence: choose where we want to live even if it ʼ s not where we work - vs choose where we live based on where we work The real costs of suburbanization the myth of cheap housing 1. Affordable housing an illusion
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