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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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The suburban sprawl seems to go on forever but, in between the settlements that link Liverpool and Southport there are a number of smaller villages that offer a more relaxed pace and the hint of a return to that idyllic image of the past.