the perks and effects of smart growth and why it should be the new norm
This is a example of smart growth, it shows that reducing the land area used helps improve the over all lay out of america.
Smart growth is the new replacement for urban sprawl, it fixes the issue of a small amount of people taking up a large amount of land for little to no real life saving reason. Smart growth reduces the amount of land used by the same amount of people by building houses that i closer tougher and that take up less square miles. Another way smart growth solves the problem of urban sprawl is by reducing that amount a high ways that go either nowhere and lead to the same place as another but start from a different direction. I believe that smart growth is the answer to the worlds biggest problem, ourselves.
Some of the reasons we need to stop the urban sprawl is because it takes up unneeded space that could be used for industry, commercial farming or more smart growth areas. This is a problem because the more urban sprawl there is the less room we have to innovate and create new ideas and things. Smart growth is the way of the future we just need the drive to really change the way we look at our land before its too late. In the near future i can see this idea really taking off and becoming the next big thing in american society.
The main reason i chose this topic is because it directly affects the whole American population and can really change the way we have a shaped community. How it relates to human geography is it was in chapter 13 and we were tested over the way that smart growth is impacting areas using it. Over all i really liked this project and the ways it taught me to see the lay out of our country differently.
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