urban sprawl

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urban sprawl

The unplanned, uncontrolled spreading of urban development into areas adjoining the edge of a city.
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ur′ban sprawl′

the uncontrolled spread of urban development into neighboring regions.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Urban sprawl research is very important and significant in any country especially in developing countries in the world.
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