Urban Sprawl

 

Urban sprawl is the uncontrolled and unchecked spreading of cities or its suburbs to rural areas. Usually sprawl involves the building of houses and commercial establishments in undeveloped land at the outskirts of a city. This phenomenon has several drastic consequences:

  • Decreasing farmland
  • Decreasing wildlife
  • Increasing pollution
  • Increasing cost of living
  • Increasing energy use