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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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Basmajian describes the history of the urban planning missteps and resulting sprawl that is modern Atlanta.
Thus, areas with impervious surfaces increase in urban sprawl and the further spreading of impervious surfaces corresponds to higher intensity sprawl (Jaeger, et al.
There are many definitions of sprawl and many ways to analyze it.
The basic point is that the planning organizations and individuals are not adequately aware of the severity of the sprawl of mid-sized cities and they therefore are more involved in containing the outward extension of the metropolitan areas like Tehran, Mashhad, and Esfahan.
In 2002, Smart Growth America released Measuring Sprawl and Its Impact, a landmark study that has been widely used by researchers to examine the costs and benefits of sprawling development.
Flint critically examines the blight on the land that is urban sprawl and runaway development, connecting the dots between battling growth and creating a more sustainable society.
Jobs sprawl outward from city centers for a number of reasons: access to clean, undeveloped land; development costs; proximity to workers in suburbs.
As a result, the SMB is forced to add NAS after NAS to keep up with these demands, which leads to storage sprawl and management complexity.
The authors compared the extent of sprawl for each metropolitan area with that area's average annual rate of extreme heat events from 1956 through 2005.
DISAPPEARING DESERT: THE GROWTH OF PHOENIX AND THE CULTURE OF SPRAWL considers the social and cultural forces that contribute to suburban sprawl in the U.
What causes urban sprawl, and what to do about it, and whether it really is a problem at all, has been a constant subject of attention in all big cities.