Sac State GEOG 100 - Class 12a: Suburban geography (7 pages)

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Class 12a: Suburban geography

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School:
California State University, Sacramento
Course:
Geog 100 - Themes In World Geography
Themes In World Geography Documents

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Class 12a Suburban geography Transportation and land use History of suburban growth History of the suburbs U S Tied to transportation technology One hour commute And federal subsidies Mortgage deductions veterans loans Transportation and urban land use Walking horsecars to 1888 High density downtown Streetcar commuter rail 1888 1920s Interurban electric rail subways elevated Recreational auto 1920s 1950s Buses feed streetcar lines Freeway Era 1950s History of the suburbs U S Residential land uses Escaping urban ills spreading out Retail followed the market Industry followed the employees More space new buildings Good transportation access History of the suburbs U S Edge cities At a new kind of crossroads Subcenters instead of CBD Shadow governments Leapfrog development Expensive utilities Inefficient land use Suburbs and inner cities Suburban residents and jobs came from somewhere Growth now limited to suburbs Segregation by class race Falling tax income rising service needs Spatial mismatch jobs moved poor didn t Suburbs and inner cities But agglomeration still matters And immigrants still arrive in cities Increasing redevelopment of downtowns LoDo in Denver Jack London Square in Oakland Train station in Sacramento



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