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Elbow roomers

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In geography and urban planning, elbow roomers are people who leave a city for the countryside to seek more land and greater freedom from governmental and neighborhood interference.[citation needed]

Some are carrying out activities such as large-scale gardening, the raising of horses or other animals, or farming, or otherwise have a genuine need for the space. Others wish to pursue a rural lifestyle for reasons unrelated to space itself.

Elbow roomers are often said to contribute to urban sprawl, though some authorities claim they are a part of the natural evolution of the edges of urban areas.

See also

  • Treechange

External links

  • Darlene Prois (2004-01-11). "Grabbing some elbow room; With the town's population doubling each decade since 1960, open spaces in St. Francis are at a premium. Other fringe cities are feeling it, too". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 2018-11-17.