Suburban sprawl


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Suburban sprawl

The spreading of a city’s population out into the surrounding countryside, forming suburbs.
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In effect, we loathe the suburban sprawl without condemning the gardens which cause it.
He also backed a return to higher density housing over suburban sprawl.
and Hillsboro's Orenco Station - "smart growth" has been slow to take root here; suburban sprawl is still all the rage.
Famously straddling both the Asian and European continents, Istanbul's informal boundaries are ever-expanding as the city grapples with the effects of inter-urban migration, a combination of suburban sprawl and increased inner-city living.
In parts of Virginia, Civil War battlefields are threatened by suburban sprawl.
While suburban sprawl wiped out most of those farms, residents can still get produce with that "just off the farm" freshness at local farmers markets.
Recent books have shown us that seemingly unplanned suburban sprawl was, in fact, the product of conscientious planning, and that bored suburban housewives were actually grassroots activists at the forefront of the modern conservative movement.
Some of the earliest work on the broad environmental consequences of suburban sprawl came from Michael Greenberg and his colleagues in New Jersey (Greenberg 1999; note my bias: I was one of Greenberg's colleagues, although not for this research).
Realty took a powerful stand against public housing initiatives in favor of suburban tract homes, just as it pressed for tax policies that privileged home ownership over renting, thus promoting the single-family suburban sprawl over dense city living and closing off middle-class ascension to millions of working families.
That's now in jeopardy because suburban sprawl is metastasizing from Charlotte, 20 miles to the southwest.
Local governments are not prepared to handle the heavy toll of suburban sprawl according to a new study released in February by the Open Space Institute and the Center for Policy Research at the University at Albany.
Among the most compelling are the collectives VALDES (San Fernando Valley Institute of Design) and Futurefarmers, both of which are steeped in analyses of the fluctuating topographies of Los Angeles, attempting to reformulate such maligned developments as suburban sprawl, gated communities, and strip malls.