The position or state resulting from sprawling; as, he sat on the couch in a sprawl; uncontrolled urban sprawl.
Unplanned development of open land.
the area taken up by a large or expanding development or city.
low-density development, associated with suburbanization, with higher than average amounts of land per capita. It can lead to traffic congestion, reduction of open space, environmental degradation, and long commutes.
Urban form that connotatively depicts the movement of people from the central city to the suburbs. Concerns associates with sprawl include loss of farmland and open space due to low-density land development, increased public service costs, and environmental degradation as well as other concerns associated with transportation.
A development pattern characterized by the following traits: No boundaries; unlimited outward expansion Low-density residential and commercial settlements Widespread strip commercial development; sporadic or “leapfrog” development Responsibility for land-use and zoning decisions fragmented among various jurisdictions Private automobiles dominate transportation options; inconvenient or no public transportation available Great differences in economic status among residential neighborhoods Land-use segregated into specific zones; no mixed-use development
1) n. A huge metropolitan area, usually consisting of several merged mega-cities, covered a large portion of a landmass. 2) v. The prone position the bronze order perps to assume.
Cities growing into other cities, where no center is recognizible.
Uncontrolled growth spiraling outward from an urban center; usually displacing rural agricultural lands; often supported or stimulated by expanding highway networks.
A form of land development that moves outward from urban areas in a manner which creates large areas of relatively low density.
Low density development on the edge of cities and towns, poorly planned, land consumptive, auto-dependent, and designed without respect to its surroundings.
A haphazard and disorderly form of urban development. There are several elements that characterize sprawl: Residences far removed from stores, parks, and other activity centers Scattered or “leapfrog” development that leaves large tracts of undeveloped land between developments Commercial strip development along major streets Large expanses of low-density or single use development such as commercial centers with no office or residential uses, or residential areas with no nearby commercial centers Major form of transportation is the automobile Uninterrupted and contiguous low- to medium-density (one to six du/ac) urban development Walled residential subdivisions that do not connect to adjacent residential development.
Dispersed development, typically located outside of compact populations. Characterized by significant land consumption, low population densities in comparison with older communities, automobile dependence by the residents, and fragmented open space.
The process in which the spread of development across the landscape far outpaces population growth. The landscape sprawl creates has four dimensions: a population that is widely dispersed in low-density development; rigidly separated homes, shops, and workplaces; a network of roads marked by huge blocks and poor access; and a lack of well-defined, thriving activity centers, such as downtowns and town centers. Most of the other features usually associated with sprawl—the lack of transportation choices, relative uniformity of housing options or the difficulty of walking—are a result of these conditions. (Smart Growth America)
a settlement pattern where development is widely dispersed at relatively low density, typically but not always bypassing many vacant parcels.
Unlimited outward extension of city boundaries that lowers population density, consumes open space, generates freeway congestion, and causes decay in central cities.
Growth or extension outward resulting from real estate development on the outskirts of a city.
Development patterns where rural land is converted to urban/suburban uses more quickly than needed to house new residents and support new businesses, and people become more dependent on automobiles. Sprawl defines patterns of urban growth that includes large acreage of low-density residential development, rigid separation between residential and commercial uses, residential and commercial development in rural areas away from urban centers, minimal support for non-motorized transportation methods, and a lack of integrated transportation and land use planning.
The unlimited outward extension of suburbs characterized by low-density residential and commercial settlements, unchecked land development, dominance of transportation by private automotive vehicles, and widespread strip commercial development. Concerns associated with sprawl include loss of farmland and open space, increased public service costs, and environmental degradation as well as other concerns associated with transportation.
Poorly planned development that destroys green space, threatens the environment, increases traffic, overcrowds schools, and spends tax money to build new infrastructure.