urban sprawl

Urban sprawl describes the growth of urban areas which rapidly expand outwards rather than upwards, resulting in the formation of suburbs? and increasingly exurbs?. Typically, urban sprawl is made up of low density housing development? and business development?, such as box store?s.

Related issues:
urban planning, land use?, gridlock, smog, economic growth, commute time?, loss of habitat, pollution, transportation, urban infrastructure?

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