What is urban sprawl?  Why is it a problem?   In particular, discuss some of the negative environmental consequences of urban sprawl.  Discuss the problem of urban sprawl and providing examples of sprawl in several cities.  What can be done to help solve urban sprawl?  Cite at least 4 or 5 sources of information.  You may use the internet and the library. 
Note on references.  Legitimate reference resources include scholarly journals/articles, books, data cited from databases (i.e., U.S. Census), and government reports (i.e., United States General Accountability Office).  You may include personal or telephone interviews with relevant stakeholders.  Citations from Internet sources that are merely web pages constructed by individuals airing their personal views are unacceptable sources.  However, legitimate websites accessing refereed academic journals/reports (i.e., articles published in The Urban Institute, Journal of Urban Affairs, etc.) are legitimate resources. One way to determine if a website is acceptable or not is to ask yourself, “If the Internet did not exist, would I be able to find this article in the university library?” Newspaper or magazine articles may be used for this assignment provided they are in-depth articles on the issue, and not just commentaries or editorials. 
Please use American Psychological Association (APA) style guidelinesto cite sources in body of your text, and to reference your sources in the bibliography. If you need additional guidance regarding how to construct a research paper, please refer to the link, “citing your sources” on the Oviatt library’s homepage.