The Nature of Things Lost in the Suburbs

The Nature of Things Lost in the Suburbs

The Nature of Things examines the social, economic and environmental implications of sprawl – low-density development that spreads out from the edge of cities and towns and consumes farmland, forest and wetlands. It is often poorly planned, land-consumptive and automobile oriented, such as residential subdivisions, which by virtue of their dependence on cars greatly contributes to environmental degradation. Are cities designing their own doom as they consume the valuable farmland that feeds them?

  • 1998
  • 00:46:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016
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Subjects
Cities and towns -- Growth [LCSH] City planning -- Environmental aspects [LCSH] Land use, Urban [LCSH] Land use, Rural [LCSH] Urbanization -- Environmental aspects [LCSH] Suburbs -- Environmental aspects [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Canada -- Geography [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Environmental sciences [LCSH]
Team
David Suzuki (Host), Italo Costa (Director), James Heer (Writer), Michael Bennett (Production Coordinator), Michael Allder (Producer)
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