Urban Sprawl

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  • Created on: 20-04-15 19:09
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  • Urban Sprawl in Atlanta
    • Causes
      • Fastest growing metropolitan city in USA
        • Population grew by 1million in 6 years
          • 1/3 by births, 2/3 by immigration
            • Lots of jobs and housing
      • Financial centre
    • Effects
      • Traffic and congestion
        • Atmospheric pollution
          • Common respiratory illnesses
        • Noise pollution
      • Lack of water
        • Over 1million use poor quality septic tanks
      • Lack of agricultural land
      • Loss of green space
        • Destruction of ecosystems
      • Cultural loss
      • Heat build up due to removal of trees
    • Solutions
      • More public transport
      • Brownfield sites being regenerated
      • High rise buildings
        • Increases areas for green spaces
      • Trees Atlanta- planting of new trees

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