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1
Q

what is land use?

A

how urban, suburban and rural land is and can be used

2
Q

what are the 6 major land use groups?

A
  • residential
  • transportation
  • institutional and public buildings
  • open space and recreational
  • industrial
  • commercial
3
Q

residential land use takes up ___% of urban land

A

40

4
Q

what is residential density?

A

number of housing units per square kilometer

5
Q

what is an example of low residential density?

A

detached homes, farmland

6
Q

what is an example of medium residential density?

A

townhouses

7
Q

what is an example of high residential density?

A

apartment buildings

8
Q

how much of canada’s developed land is used for roads and highways?

A

1/3

9
Q

what 3 parts is a city’s transportation system made of?

A
  • vehicles
  • transportation paths
  • terminal facilities
10
Q

institutional and public land use takes up ___% of urban land

A

10

11
Q

open space and recreational land use takes up ___% of urban land

A

7

12
Q

industrial land use takes up ___% of urban land

A

6

13
Q

commercial land use takes up ___% of urban land

A

5

14
Q

what are the 6 main types of commercial land use?

A
  • local service centres
  • neighbourhood plazas
  • community shopping centres
  • power centres
  • regional shopping centres
  • central business district
15
Q

what are 4 factors influencing land use patterns?

A
  • land value
  • zoning bylaws
  • technology
  • climate
16
Q

high density development occurs where land is ____

A

expensive

17
Q

low density development occurs where land is ____

A

inexpensive

18
Q

what are zoning bylaws?

A

laws passed by the city government that controls the kind and amount of development in an area

19
Q

what is technology?

A

land use patterns reflect the technology that existed when the land was developed

20
Q

what is climate?

A

climate in canada dictates the building of cities with inside and outside environments