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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Present study was conducted to interpret the geographical setting of urban land use, to evaluate various types of urban land use and to understand the patterns of urban sprawl in Gujranwala city.
The objective of this research is to study and examine the urban sprawl of Tripoli spatially and temporally by using remotely sensed data, GIS, and statistical relative Shannon entropy model.
The discrepancy shown above is a direct indicator of urban sprawl.
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.
Because one indication of urban sprawl is increased land development in low-density areas, urban sprawl was defined as the percentage of housing unit development in a county between 1990 and 2000 that occurred in low-density municipalities.
The report, Urban Sprawl In Europe - The Ignored Challenge, stresses that sprawl is not a localised problem, but one that affects almost all cities in Europe.
Councillor Collins is quoted as considering it "a wonderful area of open space which if sold could be turned into an urban sprawl, changing the character of Redcar forever".
Does urban sprawl cause weight-gain and are residents of suburban neighbourhoods more likely to experience weight related illness?
In fact, it will lead to more low-density, urban sprawl, and further environmental fragmentation.
Part of the problem is the rapid urban sprawl that is outreaching the ability of water suppliers.
The architect Kengo Kuma's new addition to Tokyo's urban sprawl displays not only the work of the late Masanari Murai (1905-1999), a pioneer in modernist abstract painting, but also his actual studio, part of a 60-year-old wooden house which has been saved along with most of its contents.

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