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Unformatted text preview: ghly-valued commercial and retail complexes are wellconnected by individual rather than public transport. Urban sprawl adds to the urban divide, pushing social segregation along economic lines that result in spatial difference in wealth and quality of life across various parts of cities and
metropolitan areas run down inner cities and more suburbs. Suburbanization in developing countries happens mainly because
people – rich and poor – flee poor governance, lack of planning and poor access to amenities. “In a nutshell: sprawl is a symptom of a
divided city,” the report says. Urban sprawl involving 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. Solv...
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