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Outward Expansion of Cities

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Which of the following has had the GREATEST effect on the outward expansion of cities during the later half of the 20th century?

A

Increased rail building allowed for more light rail access in cities.

B

Decreased transportation costs allowed citizens to live farther out and not pay as much to commute.

C

Increased symbolic landscapes made a more desirable location.

D

Decreased focus on the central core allowed for more funds diverted to exurbs.

E

Increased shopping opportunities allowed for more convenient patterns of growth in suburbs.