GGRA03H3 Lecture 8: lecture 8

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L08 - urban built form: smart growth and compact cities. 1990s: north american policy model for the establishment of growth management policies and practices in urban regions. Began in united states but moved to canada during growth in population. Development within existing urban boundaries - bringing people back to cities, away from the low density lifestyle based on automobiles sustainable. Nodal development: growth focused around existing urban nodes/centres (concentration of mixed use: transit, commerce, residences) Public concern about suburban expansion (encroachment on regional agricultural lands - decrease in rural land -- sustainability and food supply) Greenfield development: new residential, commercial, and physical infrastructure development on formerly agricultural or wilderness lands. Preserving greenfield development = only development was for farmland. Government and private sector concern about economic impacts of sprawled development, economic limits to urban growth. Correlation between people"s commuting pattern and economic production. Regulated uses of suburbanization but incompatible (rural - urban)

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