urban sprawl


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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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Luis Inostroza Pino, "Urban Sprawl and Fragmentation," The Urban Sprawl Project (www.
This finding suggests that there is the potential for a similar trend in association with urban sprawl (Tan et al.
By 1990, many counties in New Jersey had already experienced a great deal of urban sprawl.
It was concluded that urban sprawl does not cause obesity and that urban redesign will not cause people to become thin.
Inevitably the nature of cities has changed over the centuries, from the Greek 'city state' to the urban sprawl that is Los Angeles and other American metropolises.
We should be involved in resolving critical issues like global warming, coastal erosion, acid rain, and habitat destruction because of urban sprawl.
How can these three "environmentalists" say they want to protect this nation's natural beauty and resources while ignoring the damage mass immigration is doing through urban sprawl, traffic congestion and overcrowding?
But as far as Baarda can tell, the majority of property buyers coming to the city are still retirees looking for an alternative to the rat race and urban sprawl that is southern Ontario.
It reduces environmental issues to energy and water consumption, and to a trade-off with urban sprawl.
Campaigners have attacked Kirklees planners for failing to prevent urban sprawl.
May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Full funding for public transportation and expansion of affordable housing in urban areas are two solutions to urban sprawl outlined by United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan and the Michigan Land Use Institute today at the "Everyone Travels" conference on transportation in Lansing.
New Urbanism has its origins in the late 1980s and early 1990s, arising as a reaction to urban sprawl.

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