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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Scientometric applications are gaining momentum as of now but very few scientometic studies are made on the subject viz., urban sprawl, as such two are reviewed here along with few more studies which are applied scientometic applications on different disciplines:
The assessment of urban sprawl in the IMR was carried out through the analysis of the demographic development and land-use changes (Terzi and Bolen 2009).
Determination of the degree and the form of urban sprawl and understanding the reasons are very important because urban sprawl is a barrier to sustainable development (Jat et al.
Urban sprawl is a land-use pattern showing dimensions of eight distinct including continuity, density, clustering, concentration, mixed uses, centrality, proximity and nuclearity (Shahraki et al., 2011).
Nevertheless, all former urban research have illustrated Shannon's entropy method in different spatial zones divisions either to analyze the urban patterns (Yeh and Xia, 2001) or to identify the urban sprawl of a specific area for a specific period (Kumar, et al., 2007).However, entropy divisions have not considered sprawl direction, sprawl variation, and distance to central business districts (CBDs).
Following this introduction, in Section 2 there is a brief literature review about the urban sprawl; then, the city of Madrid is presented as the study area in Section 3.
Despite large amount of studies performed on urban sprawl in developed countries, few studies have been conducted on reasons and influential factors affecting urban sprawl in developing world.
Only last month, houses on Sherwood Drive got flooded with water where they want to build another urban sprawl.
Smart development eliminates urban sprawl, increases housing stock and improves quality of life.
The nation's city planners are calling on President Obama, Congress, governors, mayors and corporate chief executive officers and boards to support the preparation, adoption and implementation of a nationwide "Better Quality Communities Plan" to create jobs, stop urban sprawl and lower taxes.
Urban sprawl is a concern for administrators of local governments across North America, but the impacts of outward growth do not have to be negative.
Re: Ray Tomalty's review of Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy and Urban Sprawl Alternatives, 37:6.

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