Urban Sprawls

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The socio-economic factors are very important in the promotion of a denser form, as they play an important role. For the idea of the compact city to be successful, social and economic considerations need to be given equal weight to environmental concerns, and the compact city needs to be controlled and managed appropriately. There is a belief that urban managers should adopt a realistic and balanced approach, and the compactness should include the intensification in a wider variety of settlements, including sub-centers and suburbs, which could be connected by efficient transport links. 3.2.2.1 Social Aspect Many authors discuss the social effects of urban sprawl (Hillman, 1996; Kelly-Schwartz et. al., 2004; Duany et. al., 2000). These which are very difficult to measure accurately; they are also perhaps the most critical evidence of its un- sustainability. Reduced social equity, negative health impact, a loss of community, segregation, polarization and an inability to adapt to changing lifestyles and family structures are just some of the ways in which urban sprawl is said to adversely affect social sustainability (Arbury, 2005). The loss of community values and less leisure time, due to the longer commuting times are also pointed as unfavorable assessments of sprawl’s social impacts.…show more content…
Nor do they respond to the energy consumption implications of their separation. Jenks et al. argued about (Figure 3.14), which suggests that there would be no coherent strategy for transportation working with the cluster of urban villages. But is it possible to combine this type of physical compactness with a ‘virtual’ compactness? Is there a settlement pattern which will allow local compactness to be complemented by regional compactness—where the connections between development areas are so efficient that they foreshorten the time and distance to travel (Jenks, Burton &Williams,
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