Chester county growth and development

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  • growth and development in Chester County
    • facts
      • Pennsylvania
      • 40km southwest of Philadelphia
      • has experienced strong economic growth in past 50 years
      • counterurbanisation
      • 44% of land is aggriculture
    • problems
      • population doubled between 1960 and 2006
      • farmland and woodland replaced with low density housing, business parks, superstore etc
      • huge increase in commuting, 90% of which made by car
      • demand for housing has led to shortage
        • therefore soaring house prices
      • 46% have university degrees and struggle to get housing
      • Hispanics who work in farming have been 'locked out' of the housing market
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