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sprawl

a. the urban area formed by the expansion of a town or city into surrounding countryside
b. the process by which this has happened

urban sprawl

An unplanned development of open land, usually on the outskirts of a city.
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As land urbanization outpaces population growth, less dense development will result in sprawl.
Whereas Kunstler once saw sprawl as a mere anomie-inducing national cancer, The City in Mind appears to hold it accountable for all the evil that comes among us.
Rather than add to sprawl, infill projects take advantage of existing infrastructure, transit services and public services.
Yes, the ugliness of suburban sprawl is depressing, but let's admit that most American cities are no great beauties either.
A new study links the traffic associated with urban sprawl to an unexpectedly large rain of air pollutants entering local waters.
Sterling Morton and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson would be pleased that people now recognize how vital trees are in solving many of our environmental problems, including one of our most pervasive: sprawl.
9) "Nucleo Historico: Anthropofagia e Historias de Canabilismos" (24th Bienal de Sao Paulo, 1998) What held together magnificently in artistic director Paulo Herkenhoff's sprawl was the historical section, which led from the postconquest era through the '6os, and a section devoted to current Brazilian art.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Surgient, the visionary and market leader of self-service virtualization automation and lab management, today announced a Webinar, "How to Reverse VM and Server Sprawl.
Theme parks, suburban sprawl, anonymous functional places such as airports and parking lots are real human spaces, contends Kolb (emeritus philosophy, Bates College).
New Book Measures True Cost of Sprawl for Nation, Top 20 Sprawling Areas
An illustration of the role of the institute is evident in the consideration of research on urban sprawl that has expanded into the broader issue of obesity and diabetes,
There will definitely be effects on the environment, everything from air quality to noise pollution, erosion and toxic runoff into groundwater, acid rain, loss of wildlife and sprawl," says Barbara Walsh, director of the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council.