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Unformatted text preview: g the poor occurs because authorities pay little attention to slums,
land, services and transport. Authorities lack the ability to predict urban growth and, as a result, fail to provide land for the urbanizing
poor. In addition, the urban poor are denied land rights which is one of the main factors driving people to the periphery of
towns, associated with urban sprawl in developing countries. Impact: Extensions
Urban sprawl creates systemic dehumanization and poverty- lack of infrastructure and
access to transportation is the problem
U.N. Habitat- March 18, 2010 URBAN TRENDS: URBAN SPRAWL NOW A GLOBAL PROBLEM
In many developing countries, urban sprawl comprises two main, contrasting types of development in the same city: one is characterized by
large peri-urban areas with informal and illegal patterns of land use. This is combined with a lack of infrastructure, public facilities and
basic services, and often is accompanied by little or no public transport and by inadequate access roads. The other is a form of
“suburban sprawl” in which residential zones for high- and middle-income groups and hi...
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