The post-World War II land boom has seen cities and many towns snake outward into the countryside, engulfing millions of acres of formerly open land and developing them into suburbs. Cities have expanded not merely in numbers of people; they have over the past several decades also swallowed up vast areas of heretofore rural and farm land as city dwellers have fled to the suburbs.
Eric E. Adamson,
Preferential Land Assessment In Virginia,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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