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Urban Sprawl

The spreading of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area.

(United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2007). State of World Population 2007: Unleashing the Potential Growth. New York: UNFPA. Retrieved on July 3, 2008, from
http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/695_filename_sowp2007_eng.pdf.)

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In practice, average urban densities are a good summary indicator of sprawl
     
Urban Sprawl

The spreading of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area.

(United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2007). State of World Population 2007: Unleashing the Potential Growth. New York: UNFPA. Retrieved on July 3, 2008, from
http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/695_filename_sowp2007_eng.pdf.)

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In practice, average urban densities are a good summary indicator of sprawl.

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on March 20, 2011


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