What is Sprawl

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"What is Sprawl, and Why?" - Duany Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:59 PM Overall theme: Patterns of urban form (i.e., geographic form) Why did urban growth patterns change after WW2? (What factors were operating?) o Baby Boom More families means more need for housing Couldn't change density (urban residences already established and compact) Housing had to spread outward o Great Depression Pent-up demand Low quality of housing because of low income, less children because parents couldn't support them Led to explosion in housing need during the Baby Boom era o Highway Growth People could live further away from city due to the increased convenience of transportation o Fear of Nuclear Attack People believed that nuclear warheads would be aimed at major population centers Wanted to move further away from city centers to ensure safety for their families o Rural Election People desired peace and tranquility Moved away from city centers to the country
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course GEOG 125 taught by Professor Birdsall during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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