A report released by Smart Growth America says Atlanta is number one when it comes to urban sprawl. The study surveyed more than 200 urban areas to come up with its list. The top five also includes Nashville,TN; Riverside-San Bernardino, CA; Warren MI; and Charlotte, NC.

The study used density of houses and jobs, the mix of residential and commercial buildings, the concentration of residential and commercial developments in downtown or other activity areas, and the accessibility of streets.

To see the full Smart Growth report, visit this link.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.