Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Phoenix (suburbs) urbanzation 1989 - 2009

These images (taken by NASA) show the urbanzation of Chandler (the fastest-growing satellite city on the outskirts of Phoenix).

ps. 1-  According to NASA: ""Chandler grew from just 3,799 residents in 1950 to 176,581 residents in 2000, based on 10-year census figures." That's an average population growth rate of 8% per year (over a fifty-year period!!!)

ps. 2 - Would you call it 'urban sprawl' ?

[Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data provided by the United States Geological Survey. Caption by Michon Scott]

MORE posts on the Urban Evolution of VegasSão Paulo and  Dubai.

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