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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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Although the Northeastern and Midwest are characterized by sprawl and declines in density, the older industrial cities within these regions remained among the densest in the nation even in 1997.
These data not only indicate that sprawl can increase PAHs pollution in local waters, the scientists conclude, but also that it already poses "an ecological concern.
However, server sprawl has not been entirely resolved and now enterprises suffer from the exponential problem of VM sprawl.
Sprawl Costs also names the nation's top 20 sprawling metropolitan areas plus their rural counties (referred to as "economic areas" in the book and research) and documents both the cost of sprawl to the areas' economies as well as the savings of more compact development closer to the core (list of top sprawling areas below).
The challenge of nonpoint sources, the higher costs of wringing out even further emissions from single point sources, the appreciation of the relative importance of indoor compared with ambient sources, the recognition of the salience of sprawl and other locally controlled issues, and the increasing importance of air pollutants, such as particulates and ozone, and water pollutants, such as nitrogen, for which the controllable sources are not always obvious--these are just a few of the reasons that the initial faith in command-and-control regulatory approaches has been called into question.
The author's goals are certainly commendable; for example, seeking ways to end urban sprawl, increasing urban infill and building the basis for a more robust public life in our cities.
The issue of sprawl has become a central focus in the 2000 campaign as Vice President Al Gore has made antisprawl part if his "livability agenda.
It's all part of AMERICAN FORESTS' five-point plan to battle sprawl and help communities make better, more informed decisions.
Urban sprawl has been grabbing headlines because it lengthens commutes, creates heat islands, and alters local weather (SN: 3/27/99, p.
I'll take interpretive drift over inchoate sprawl any day.
A recent article in The New York Times dealt with the political ramifications of suburban sprawl, a word which, according to Webster's New World Dictionary, means to "spread out in an awkward or uneven way, especially as to take up more space than is necessary.
Poison Politics is ultimately a victim of its own sprawl.