Measuring Sprawl 2014

This study discusses urban sprawl and its impacts. It defines sprawl and describes the authors' four factor index, which helps to measure sprawl. It uses the index to compare and evaluate 221 metropolitan areas and 994 counties in the U.S. as of 2010. The primary factors examined are residential and employment density; strength of activity centers and downtowns; accessibility of the street network; and neighborhood mix of jobs, services, and homes. The study discusses the impact of sprawl on the quality of life, presents policy recommendations to combat the effects of sprawl, and includes examples of connected and walkable communities. A list of the most sprawling and most compact metropolitan areas in the U.S. is also included.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01538152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2014 1:28PM