Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences


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Before 300 years ago, most people lived in what type of area?

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1. What is the appropriate definition of suburban sprawl?

2. Which of the following is true about city planning?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

These assessments will test you on topics such as city planning and megacities to strengthen what you know about urban land development, suburban sprawl and their impact on the environment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions in the quiz will test you on the following:

  • A true statement about city planning
  • A non-environmental consequence of urban land development and suburban sprawl
  • The type of area people lived in prior to 300 years ago
  • The number of people in a megacity
  • The correct definition for suburban sprawl

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall-access the knowledge you've gained regarding the area people used to live in prior to 300 years ago
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as suburban sprawl and megacities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the consequences of urban land development and suburban sprawl

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson called Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences for more information on this topic and to cover the following objectives:

  • Understand the difference between urban and suburban
  • Explore the idea of urban land development
  • Define urbanization, megacities, suburban sprawl, and city planning
  • Know the loss of land and biodiversity that stems from the lack of city planning