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DSE Geog C4 Common Misconception 地理常犯錯誤: Urban Sprawl VS Urban Encroachment

Urban sprawl:

  • UNPLANNED linear expansion of urban areas into nearby rural areas

  • Usually takes place at the urban fringe + along transport links/ lines of communication (CE MC 好似成日問關於呢個)

Urban encroachment:

  • Urban population and economic activities expand towards rural or natural areas + the original rural land uses are converted to urban land use

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