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Flashcards in Chapter 13: The Urban Environment: Creating Sustainable Cities Deck (10):
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Urbanization

Shift from the countryside into towns and cities

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Sprawl

Spread of low-density urban and suburban development outward from an urban center

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Causes of Sprawl

Population growth, Per Capita Land Consumption

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City/Urban Planning

How to design cities to maximize efficiency, functionality, and beauty

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Zoning

Practice of classifying areas for different types of development and land use

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Transit-oriented development

Building infrastructure to complement public transportation/low impact transportation

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Mass transit

Public systems of buses, trains, subways, or light rails that move large numbers of passengers

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Greenways

Strips of land that connect parks or neighborhoods, often run along rivers, streams, or canals, and provide access to networks of walking trails

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Greenbelts

Long and wide corridors of parklands, often encircling entire urban area

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Urban heat island effect

Pavement/cement retain heat in area