Class Notes (837,009)
Canada (509,985)
Geography (408)
GPHY 101 (112)
Lecture

Suburbia

2 Pages
90 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Geography
Course
GPHY 101
Professor
Anne M C Godlewska
Semester
Winter

Description
SUBURBIA Model social sciences on the sciences – about urban ecology (natural process) Infrastructure decline: lower income people leave because they can’t afford it Urban redevelopment increased value of land Value of land increased, even pushing residence out – couldn’t afford rent Uniform style with lawn and grid roads between 1950 and today Rapidly changing rural landscape: coincides with urban slums and social misery Social forced behind rise of suburbia  Industrialization follows cheap labour and dense transportation systems to the city centre • Those who can afford it move out to avoid noise and dirt • Followed by service industries and jobs • Growth in the suburbs and decline in the city centre • Influx of immigrants and poor blacks • They couldn’t afford to move out • Exodus of wealthy • Influx of more poor • Decline of infrastructure • City taxes raised pushing middle classes too • Downward spiral for city because gov’t looked for local interests only • Great Migration from the South during WWII • Over time poor housing was destroyed to build express ways • Urban poor need more health care and social services but they’re too poor Technological change  First 80 years marked public transportation o Walking o Ferry o Omnibus: horses dying on streets and congestion o Railroad: only for wealthy  3 miles out cause railroads needed space  Railroad suburbs 50% affluent population, others served them o Street car: horse
More Less

Related notes for GPHY 101

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit