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Is urban sprawl a threat to sustainable development? a review of characteristics and consequences

Yasin, Muhammad Yazrin and Mohd Yusoff, Mariney and Abdullah, Jamalunlaili and Hj. Mohd. Noor, Norzailawati (2020) Is urban sprawl a threat to sustainable development? a review of characteristics and consequences. The Geografia-Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 16 (4). pp. 56-68. E-ISSN 2682-7727

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During recent decades, urban sprawl has been substantially debated in the literature, carrying significant social, economic and environment implications, much earlier than of sustainable development concept being introduced. Often, urban sprawl is defined in terms of undesirable development. Urban sprawl is also associated with negative urban expansion and excessive resource consumption. To mitigate urban sprawl, urban growth management has been timely implemented by understanding urbanization characteristics and their socio-environment and economic driving forces. While sustainable urban development is a highly developed spatial form of integrated cities, urban sprawl mostly occurred in lower densities accompanied by expansion of urban periphery, is acknowledged as the opposite force, with its character of scattered and leapfrogging development. Therefore, urban sprawl is the most impactful urban development patterns that occurred at an unprecedented rate that threaten sustainable development. This article examined the characteristics and the consequences of urban sprawl and how it affects sustainable development.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban growth, urban sprawl, urbanization, sustainable development.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101 Land use
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Norzailawati Mohd Noor
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2021 22:56
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2021 22:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90964

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