Ranking Areas by Dimensions of Sprawl

January 01, 2001

Funding: U.S. Geological Survey

Summary: The project measured sprawl on seven dimensions for a sample of 50 of the largest US Extended Urban Areas. It then applied factor analysis to derive a set of factors combining the dimensions and calculated the “sprawl” scores for each of the 50 areas for each of the factors. A paper, “Verifying Sprawl’s Distinct Dimensions,” was presented at the 2004 meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Washington, DC, on April 2, 2004.

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"Verifying Sprawl’s Distinct Dimensions,” presented at the 2004 meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Washington, DC, on April 2, 2004.