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CHAPTER 12 - land-use planning

urban sprawl a pattern of unplanned, low density housing and commercial development outside of cities that usually takes place on previously undeveloped land
tract development the construction of similar residential units over large areas
ribbon sprawl development along transportation routes that usually consists of commercial and industrial building
megalopolis a large, regional urban center
floodplains lowland area on either side of a river that is periodically covered by water
floodplain zoning ordinances municipal laws that restrict future building in floodplains
wetlands areas that include swamps, tidal marches, coastal wetlands, and estuaries
land-use planning the process of evaluating the needs and wants of the population, the characteristics and values of the land, and various alternative solutions before changes in land use are made
urban growth limit a boundary established by municipal government that encourages development within the boundary and prohibits it outside the boundary
zoning type of land-use regulation in which land is designated for specific potential uses, such as agricultural, commercial, residential, recreational, and industrial
nature centers teaching institutions that provide a variety of methods for people to learn about and appreciate the natural world
brownfields buildings and land that have been abandoned because they are contaminated and the cost of cleaning up the site is high
brownfields development the concept that abandoned contaminated sites can be cleaned up sufficiently to allow some specified uses without totally removing all of the contaminants
Created by: Jessica C