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urban sprawl

n.
The unplanned, uncontrolled spreading of urban development into areas adjoining the edge of a city.

ur′ban sprawl′


n.
the uncontrolled spread of urban development into neighboring regions.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.urban sprawl - an aggregation or continuous network of urban communitiesurban sprawl - an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
subtopia - monotonous urban sprawl of standardized buildings
populated area, urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
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Now one more farm field, which operated as a dairy farm until as recently as five years ago, is becoming part of the suburban sprawl.
Traditional neighborhood developments are "walkable" new urban style, harking back to the days before suburban sprawl.
NFSA Curator Jeff Wray said: Steam on the Main North reveals a fascinating snapshot of the regions history, as many of the rural areas featured were heavily transformed by the suburban sprawl.
But the Greens condemned the proposals as "green belt-wrecking" suburban sprawl, adding: "Sticking the adjective 'garden' in front of a development neither makes it green nor in the city's best interest.
CRITICS' SPIN: Suburban sprawl has already happened here, and, especially with our many seniors and steamy summers, people must drive to get where they're going.
Suburban sprawl has been blamed for destroying farmland, causing obesity and increasing traffic congestion.
Jerry Powers of WalkBike Worcester said his group strongly supports the proposed overlay district because it would promote urban density rather than suburban sprawl.
In all regions, suburban sprawl has resulted in decentralized populations and economies in most metropolitan areas.
For about a year, photographer Alejandro Cartagena staked out a spot on a pedestrian overpass two or three mornings a week and scanned the highway below for pickup trucks carrying construction workers on their way to job sites in the suburban sprawl of Monterrey, Mexico.
12) that our countryside can be rescued from new suburban sprawl by 'telling local councils to use brownfield land instead.
In a chapter that describes Johannesburg's suburban sprawl, where real estate developers pander to fears about the "dangerous city" (p.
It is ironic that the land use debate has fixated on biofuels, when the actual culprit of land conversion has clearly been urban and suburban sprawl," Dinneen says.