Hence even many of the mid-sized cities of the country are experiencing serious traffic problems that are partially caused by sprawling
urban development pattern.
The study did not allow for an examination of the differences in rates of heat-related morbidity and mortality between sprawling
and compact cities.
The statistics on density, income and ethnic mix, transit and travel behaviour all indicate the emergence of a different and, frankly, better city form compared to that typical south of the border, evidence of cities more poised to cope with the challenges of 21st-century demographic, environmental, economic, security and lifestyle demands that could collectively send the city sprawling
back in on itself.
He and his collaborators found no change in weight associated with moving from a sprawling
locale to a dense one, or vice versa.
teammates and their coaches meet once a month at Bela Karolyi's sprawling
ranch in Houston.
Not surprisingly, metro areas marked by sprawling
development and a high degree of auto dependency--Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Memphis, among others--are the most dangerous regions to walk in.
The study examined the 20 most sprawling
metro areas in the country and estimated the imperviousness of new development in each region, factoring in soil types and rainfall patterns.
The top four least sprawling
cities by the composite index are New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston, all old industrial and commercial centres, as we might expect.
Even if patches of land are left undeveloped, sprawling
growth often swallows up niche habitats, taking away the homes of species that depend on specialized ecosystems.
towns and cities built for cars are harming the international fight to curb global warming, a report warns.
And it feels like a sprawling
suburb--wide streets lined with identical houses fronted by mown lawns and miniature trees.
The authors contrast the sprawling
development with a traditional town plan.
It is somewhat fashionable to defend contemporary sprawling
suburbs as somehow the spontaneous result of people doing their thing.
Click-and-drag the elements of time in John Maeda's sprawling
Java calendar, at www.
of our cities and suburbs has more than doubled in the last five years.