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    Please help me to get started on a research project by answering these questions:
    How would you stop or slow down urban sprawl in a rapidly growing city? What would be some of the challenges?
    Please provide a reference so that I may have somewhere to start my research.
    Thank you.

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    Define Urban Sprawl

    "Sprawl is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over more and more rural land at the periphery of an urban area. This involves the conversion of open space (rural land) into built-up, developed land over time." (From ref 1 below)

    Rules --> Legislation--> Taxation/Regulation and enforcement resources to implement.
    - Zoning laws, increased red tape for new developments.
    - Increasing the price of the land to both developers and to the end consumers by efficient city planning ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution provides some strategies for preventing urban sprawl in a rapidly growing city and highlights some of the challenges that would be faced in implementing such strategies. It provides one references source for further investigation of the topic.