Flashcards in Urban Sprawl in London Deck (10):
What is urban sprawl?
The growth of the city outwards.
By how may people is London's population growing each year?
How may new house are built each year in London?
Two commuter settlements outside of London that are examples of urban sprawl are?
Reading and Chelmsford
Where are many of these new houses being built?
Greenfield land on the outskirts of the city.
What environmental impacts does this create?
Loss of green land, habitats for animals and woodland
As a result of urban sprawl many people commute to work. What health problem does this cause?
High blood pressure
How does urban sprawl cost the taxpayer?
We help to pay for the new roads, water networks and electricity cables.
An economic benefit of urban sprawl.
Companies locating on the edge of the city benefit from cheaper land.