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The paper discusses how the urban areas of Ontario and Toronto are experiencing urban sprawl. The paper describes the characteristics of urban sprawl and how it can be measured. The paper looks at urban sprawl's negative impacts on the environment, taxpayers and on the population's cultural and social life. The paper offers recommendations for future land-use development that will sustainably manage growth and discourage urban sprawl.
From the Paper:"Urban sprawl is not easy to define. "To paraphrase the United States Supreme Court's long-ago ruling on pornography, most people can't define sprawl--but they know it when they see it" (Fulton et al, 2001). Urban sprawl is a phenomenon that occurs around metropolitan areas, usually represented by suburbs, and it involved the spread of cities and the urbanization or areas around it previously undeveloped, used for agriculture or green fields and forests.
"There are several characteristics of urban sprawl by which it can be recognized. First, the land-use is segregated and usually entails single use zoning. This means that residential, commercial and industrial areas are separated from one another. Often there are large undeveloped, empty areas between them. Because these areas are separated, traveling from one to the other can only be done with a car."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Canadian Urban Institute, (2000) Smart Growth in Canada. www.canurb.com/
- Fulton, W., Nguyen, M. & Harrison. A. (2001) Who Sprawls Most? How Growth patterns Differ Across the U.S. Center on Urban & metropolitan Policy, Brookings Institution. www.brookings.edu.
- Pim, L. & Ornoy, J. (2005) A Smart Future for Ontario. Ontario Nature. http://www.ontarionature.org/pdf/SC_Intro.pdf
Cite this Term Paper:
Urban Sprawl (2008, March 09) Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/urban-sprawl-101981/
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