the uncontrolled spread of urban development into neighboring regions.
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How to use urban sprawl in a sentence
From the urban sprawl of Houston to the riverways of Virginia, air pollution from industrial plants is elevating the cancer risk of an estimated quarter of a million Americans to a level the federal government considers unacceptable.
Convenient to the more scenic western section of Saguaro National Park, Sadie’s Retreat is an excellent family-friendly place to hang your hat in Tuscon, without feeling stuck in urban sprawl.
New bridges improved connectivity between the two banks of the Thames, and a new railway network spurred urban sprawl.
We make it more and more difficult all the time by urban sprawl.
Our city centers continue to expand with development and urban sprawl, which means human infringement on animal habitat continues.
Its reliance on single-use zoning, for instance, can make it seem like urban sprawl is the only way for cities to grow.SimCity Is Smarter Than You (Even If You’re an Urban Planner) | Josh Dzieza | February 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But many more are being ruined by the steady advance of standard urban sprawl.The Nation's River | United States Department of the Interior