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Synonyms for sprawl

Synonyms for sprawl

to sit or lie with the limbs spread out awkwardly

to grow or spread in a disorderly or planless fashion

Synonyms for sprawl

an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities

an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about

sit or lie with one's limbs spread out

go, come, or spread in a rambling or irregular way


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The general trend discovered by the study indicates that sprawl is a common occurrence in U.
Las Vegas has both the fastest-growing population and most hideous sprawl in the country.
Moreover, the project will serve as an inspiration for planners and developers across the country, encouraging development that fights the expensive and harmful perpetuation of urban sprawl.
Only about 2 percent of Oregon is developed, and the rate of sprawl may have actually increased in the period after the growth boundary was adopted.
Sprawl with its associated traffic appears to foster deposition of PAHs.
Support efforts to keep sprawl in check or calculate your carbon debt on our website (www.
Server sprawl has long been a costly expense and waste of valuable resources, causing severe handicaps for enterprises.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are paying $84 million a day ($31 billion annually) to live in sprawling communities, according to the new book, Sprawl Costs: Economic Impacts of Unchecked Development, released today by Island Press.
Some of the earliest work on the broad environmental consequences of suburban sprawl came from Michael Greenberg and his colleagues in New Jersey (Greenberg 1999; note my bias: I was one of Greenberg's colleagues, although not for this research).
For Texas Governor Rick Perry, it's a "visionary transportation plan"; for the Texas Sierra Club, it's financially irresponsible and an invitation to sprawl.
Highway-driven sprawl in Vermont was dealt a precedent-setting blow on May 10, when the federal district court ordered a halt to construction of the Chittenden County Circumferential Highway.
In a readable style accessible to designer and layperson alike, Kelbaugh discusses, if at times a bit superficially, a broad range of topics: urban sprawl, critical regionalism, architectural typologies and their uses in urban design, and the principles of the New Urbanism.
Updated from time to time, such views continue to cast a long shadow, as evidenced by the reception of films such as American Beauty (whose protagonist, in the words of one representative critic, bravely struggles "to awaken from the stupor of 20 years in the suburbs") and the new book Suburban Nation (whose subtitle announces two simultaneous and equally horrible trends: "The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream").
A recent NLC Insta-Poll found that 65 percent of the responding local officials said sprawl was a problem in their communities, while 34 percent said that sprawl has little to no effect in their communities.
Unlike many suburban areas, the cause of the District's tree loss probably isn't sprawl.