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Urban Design Social Studies Learning Targets

Social Studies, Urban Design

ALT 1 - Suburban Growth/Urban Sprawl

Demonstrates an understanding of the social effects of suburban growth and urban sprawl.

AST 1.1 - Origins and History  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the origins and history of suburban growth.

AST 1.2 - Impact  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the urban impacts of suburban growth.

ALT 2 - Automobiles/Social Impact

Demonstrates an understanding of the social effects of prioritizing the automobile for transportation.

AST 2.1 - Suburban Sprawl  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the role automobile-oriented design on facilitating suburban sprawl.

AST 2.2 - Pedestrian Realm  :  Demonstrates an understanding of automobile-prioritized design on the pedestrian realm.

AST 2.3 - Segregated Land Use  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the effects of automobile-oriented design regarding segregated land uses.

AST 2.4 - Traffic Congestion  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the impact of automobile-prioritized design and traffic congestion.

ALT 3 - Environmental Effects

Demonstrates an understanding of the environmental effects of urban sprawl on air, water, land and animals.

AST 3.1 - Resources  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the use of resources necessary to support sprawl infrastructure.

AST 3.2 - Surface Streams  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the impact of impervious surface on surface streams and groundwater infiltration.

AST 3.3 - Sprawl  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the effects of sprawl in fragmenting local environmental integrity.

ALT 4 - Segregating Land Issues

Demonstrates an understanding of the effects of segregating land uses (residential, work and shopping).

AST 4.1 - Traffic Congestion  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the interrelationship between segregated land uses and traffic congestion.

AST 4.2 - Resource Consumption  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the interrelationship between segregated land uses and resource consumption.

AST 4.3 - Community Fragmentation  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the interrelationship between segregated land uses and community fragmentation.

ALT 5 - Increasing Population

Demonstrates an understanding of the effect of increasing population in urban, suburban and rural lands.

AST 5.2 - Population Growth  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the interrelationship of population growth and resource use.

AST 5.1 - Urban Region  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the potential impacts of population growth on the livability of an urban region.

ALT 6 - Smart Growth

Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of regional planning and "smart growth".

AST 6.1 - Planning  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the purposes of regional land-use planning.

AST 6.2 - Smart Growth  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the principles of "smart growth".

AST 6.3 - Trade-Offs  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the trade-offs between increasing sprawl vs. increasing density ("out vs. up").

AST 6.4 - Infrastructure  :  Demonstrates an understanding of the need to develop environmentally sensitive "green" infrastructure within the urban environment in order to preserve environmental integrity.