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Urban Sprawl

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Urban Sprawl.

Background Information

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Geography, urban sprawl is “the extension of the city into the countryside, particularly associated with improvements in mass transport.” Use the following sources to learn more about urban sprawl and the environmental and other issues surrounding it.