The Effects of Urban Sprawl on Daily Life

Urban sprawl is a multifaceted concept, which includes the spreading outwards of a city and its suburbs to its outskirts to low-density and auto-dependent development on rural land, high segregation of uses, and various design features that encourage car dependency. Urban sprawl directly impacts traffic congestion, high oil consumption, and many other transportation issues. It is evident that urban sprawl has negative impacts on both air quality and public health, which affects the human condition. This results in health issues for inner-city residents and air pollution. Air pollution can affect our health in many ways with both short-term and long-term effects. The purpose of this research paper is to determine the specific effects of urban sprawl on daily life in major cities in the United States, as well as those in other countries. In addition, to discover measures that should be taken to address these issues efficiently and the most cost effective.


Issue Date:
2012-03
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/207102
Total Pages:
9




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