urban sprawl


noun

the uncontrolled spread of urban development into neighboring regions.

Nearby words

  1. urban legend,
  2. urban myth,
  3. urban planning,
  4. urban renewal,
  5. urban sociology,
  6. urban v,
  7. urban vi,
  8. urban vii,
  9. urban viii,
  10. urban wind

Origin of urban sprawl

First recorded in 1955–60

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