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urban sprawl

A derogatory term for the spread of suburban developments, typically along relatively narrow strips of land following major arteries or highways.

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Whereas the urban core has regained some population, suburban sprawl continues apace, fuelled by low-cost mortgages and a lax regulatory framework.
2003); Adam Rome, The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (New York, 2001); Rosalyn Baxandall and Elizabeth Ewen, Picture Windows: How the Suburbs Happened (New York, 2001); Bruce D.
A new study reports that people who live in areas with high levels of suburban sprawl, such as Atlanta and Detroit, are more likely to have chronic health problems--high blood pressure, arthritis, and headaches, for example--than people who live in densely populated areas, including New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Putnam: "Television, two-career families, suburban sprawl [and] generational changes [mean] that fewer and fewer of us [join] .
Pic's Naomi Watts and Isabelle Hubert both winged in for Fox Searchlight's Grove bow and after-fete in one of the mall's stores--a particularly appropriate setting given the pie's underlying theme of encroaching suburban sprawl.
They could also mean an end to suburban sprawl, replacing it with traditional town communities having defined centres and high streets.
Why then, one might ask, aren't the new schools, parks, water treatment, transportation, public safety and other infrastructure services required to serve suburban sprawl included in the costs charged to the highly profitable development industry and to new homeowners--rather than to state and county taxpayers, most of whom receive little or no benefit from the (usually inadequate) services while having to suffer the burden of the system's overuse?
For example, an analysis of the Minnesota data finds that tax increment financing is fueling suburban sprawl in the Twin Cities region.
In many states besides Pennsylvania, economic development programs that were originally intended to revitalize older urban areas are being perverted into subsidies for suburban sprawl.
Fruh-Green and her colleagues estimate there's enough virgin rock beneath the vent system to fuel suburban sprawl around the Lost City for hundreds of thousands of years to come.
NAA/NMHC continue efforts to educate policymakers that homeownership cannot solve our most pressing housing challenges, such as the affordable housing shortage and suburban sprawl.
Unmitigated urban and suburban sprawl throughout the United States leaves wildlife with little habitat beyond refuge borders.