Lesson 3: Urban Sprawl
The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore urban sprawl. They will first analyze urban growth patterns at the national level and then compare the density changes associated with various urban areas in the United States. Finally, they will research information about their own metropolitan area to conclude if it is currently contributing to urban sprawl and suggest how land use policies may have contributed to its current state.
Center for Urban Resilience, "Lesson Plan - Urban Sprawl" (2021). Module 02: Land Use. 27.