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Smarth Growth v. Urban Sprawl

Definitions:

  • Urban Sprawl: the physical pattern of low density expansion of large urban areas into the surrounding agricultural areas.
  • Smart Growth: Legislation and regulation to limit suburban sprawl and preserve farmland.
  • New Urbanism: A movement to make cities more livable and foster a greater sense of community by designing compact, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods with sidewalks, front porches, and a greater variety of housing types and land uses.

National Geographic's The New Suburb