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Definition of Urban sprawl

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undesigned and uncontrolled spread of a city to the surrounding environs
Urban sprawl Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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urban sprawl
n : an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities [syn: conurbation]

WordNet 2.0

1. an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
(synonym) conurbation
(hypernym) urban area, populated area
(hyponym) subtopia
Urban sprawl Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl is a multifaceted concept centered on the expansion of auto-oriented, low-density development. Topics range from the outward spreading of a city and its suburbs, to low-density and auto-dependent development on rural land (which can cause an expansion of the daily urban system), examination of impact of high segregation between residential and commercial uses, and analysis of various design features to determine which may encourage car dependency. The term "sprawl" is most often associated with land use in the English-speaking world; in Continental Europe the term "peri-urbanisation" is often used to denote similar dynamics and phenomena.

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