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Goal One: to get students thinking about their views on urban sprawl (10 minutes)

1.) What comes to mind when you think of urban sprawl?
2.) Where do you see it happening? How has it affected your life?
3.) Do you think it is an important issue? Why/why not?
4.) From what you've read or experienced, what are the pros and cons of sprawl?